I have 2 sentences below. I am not sure which one is correct..
(1) This word has changed from abc to abcd. (Does this mean that it has just modified a moment ago)
(2) This word has been changed from abc to abcd.
(When would you use the 2nd one?, Does this make sense? I think I hear ppl say it too)
(3) Two men have arrested by the police.
(4) Two men have been arrested by the police
Please help , I am so confused. Please explain the (2) and the (4) one. When would you use it? and how to use it?
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Nos. 1 and 2 are both correct, but with slightly different implications. 'The word has changed...' simply states that a change has occurred. 'The word has been changed...' implies an agent to the change (that is, somebody or something made the change).
I think the third sentence is not correct has no meaning. The fourth is proper, it says that anytime the police arrested two men and now they are in jail.
The second and the fourth sentenses are passive voice.
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Anonymous:well folks are not saying right.
your sentences 2 and 4 are correct. as these two are passive voice. 1 and 3 are totally incorrect. In case of first example only 2 is right and suitable form to explain the matter but in case of 2nd example sentence 3 could be right if you say Police has arrested two men or say as you said in sentence 4.
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