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My car is broken down on road. The towing company was towed the car to the garage.

My car has broken down on road. The towing company has towed the car to the garage.

what's the difference between is and has? Which one sounds better?

It will be finished after 10 more mintes.

It will be finished after 10 minutes more.

It will be finished 10 minutes later.

Which one sounds correct?

Thanks very much.
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Hi,

My car is broken down on the road. I would say this is wrong.

You can say My car is broken-down (adjective) on the road to suggest that your car was left on the road and is still there.

My car has broken down on the road is correct. It also suggest that your car is still on the road.

The towing company was towed the car to the garage. (wrong as you need the active form of tow here). So it's either

The towing company towed the car to the garage. or

The car was towed to the garage by the towing company.

With regard to your senond example

It will be finished in ten more minutes.
Thank you very much for correcting these grammar problems.

For " The towing company towed the car to the garage." " The car was towed to the garage by the towing company."

I would like to know why I cannot use "have been" ( present perfect ) for this sentence.

" The towing company has towed the car to the garage." " The car has been towed to the garage by the towing compnay. (passive voice)"

Many thanks.
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You can.

The towing company towed it. The car was towed to the garage. -- Simple past

The towing company has towed it. The car has been towed to the garage. -- Present perfect.

You are okay with the difference between past and present perfect in general?
XiaopengyoMy car is broken down on road. The towing company was towed the car to the garage.

My car has broken down on road. The towing company has towed the car to the garage.

what's the difference between is and has? Which one sounds better?

It will be finished after 10 more mintes.


Adding to the posted comments, I have 2 extra cents on the questions.

We normally say, my water heater / fan / I-Pod is broken. But for an automobile, I tend to say "my car broke down on the roard; I had it towed to the garage.

It will be finished after 10 minutes more. No, I would not say that.

It will take another 10 minutes.

It won't be finsihed for another 10.
Hi,

Instead of saying:

My car has broken down,

can i say:

My car has been broken down?
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AnonymousHi,

Instead of saying:
My car has broken down,
can i say:

" My car has been broken down? " isn't wrong. I think people may get what you mean in a nutshell. But If your intended meaning was: "my car is not operable because it had engine blew up while on the road", you can cay "my car broke down on the freeway (yesterday) as I was driving home".

Broken down- has a different meaning.