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(be + adjective) or passive voice? Hi friends, In the following sentence, "is scheduled" gives a passive meaning or is it (be + adjective) ? "The film is scheduled to be released on 25 December 2016." Thanks in advance. Niwantha
Nov 2, 2016 8:28 AM
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It is passive, but we normally see it in this form and not in active voice.
November 2, 2016
In some ways, it doesn't matter - the meaning is the same regardless of how you chose to interpret the grammatical structure. No native speaker, unless they were a grammarian, would ever worry about this question. But if you really need an answer: I would think of it as an active statement, and 'scheduled' as an adjective. It's equivalent to saying 'The film is due to be released'.
November 2, 2016
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