Being Taught...what tense or voice is this?

In the sentence below I don't get the part," being taught" is that the object of the verb "Do" and if it is, is it in the passive voice? Is it a gerund in a passive form?


"I don’t recall ever being taught the difference between x and y".
Looking at your sentence, it seems to be using the past progressive in the passive voice.

I'm a bit unsure about this question (to be 100% honest).

"I don't remember being told that" is constructed the same way.

Sorry I couldn't help more.

Diana








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Nov 20, 2009
Verbs in the passive voice
by: Maxy Waxy

"I don?t recall ever being taught the difference between x and y".

Looking at your sentence, it seems to be using the past progressive in the passive voice.

Hello Diana
"being taught" is an object of the verb "to recall" but in the passive voice form and is in the present tense and its active form is "teaching".

"I don't remember being told that..." is constructed the same way.

"being told" it's also has been constructed the same way. It can be either functioning as a gerund or participle (verbs).

Hope this helps
Maxy

Diana

Nov 20, 2009
Verbs in the Passive Voice
by: maxy

Verbs are one of the most important and difficult sections in English grammar, unfortunately not that many teachers or English grammar books cover this topic.

"Being taught"
It can be either the gerund or the participle form of the verb in the passive forms. The tense is present and the voice is passive.

For example:
"reading" is a gerund and derives from the verb but can function as a noun and the tense is present and its voice is active but being being read is still is in a present tense but in passive voice.

I hope this helps
Maxy

Nov 20, 2009
English Grammar
by: Maxy

Dear Diana,
In one of your English subjects, there was a sentence which was written as below

"and having someone tell you that you have a strong accent can be upsetting".
Shouldn't the verb "tell" change to ?tells?, please let me know.

Thank you
maxy

Answer: Hi Maxy,

The original sentence is correct.

*Someone tells you something, but when we use the above construction, "having someone ______" (the verb is in the infinitive...tell, touch, hit, etc).


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