Consider the following paired examples. Try to provide a description of the differences and/or similarity between them.
1a) Mary is cooking dinner.
1b) The dinner is cooking.

2a) John opened the door.
2b) The door was opened.

3a) Paula is eating too much cake.
3b) Paula is overeating.

4a) Joanna is running away from her boyfriend.
4b) Joanna ran away yesterday.

5a) Jack talks all night long.
5b) Jack talked the night away.
Tell you what: you do it, and we'll check it.
Hey guys,
there is already a discussion going on about these sentences, under my name, why don't you try to add some information to it? It wold be great!
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