Cathy
Which sentence is correct? 1. People's living stantard has improved. 2. People's living standards have improved. 3. People's living standard has been improved. (Can passive voice be used?) Which of the sentences above is correct?
Nov 14, 2018 8:16 AM
Answers · 2
Nice try, lovely, but 2 is the correct one. You can use the passive when describing the factors causing the improvement: living standards have been improved by rising wages. Personally I would avoid it: living standards have improved as a result of rising wages. Living standards are not usually referred to in the singular ('living standard'), but you can talk about 'the standard of living' which means the same as 'living standards' as a whole, and is somewhat more formal.
November 14, 2018
1 and 3 are correct.
November 14, 2018
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