English Grammar


can't we say that? passive (2)

Kevin is (2) already proposed candidates for her replacement, though nobody in the office is (3) taking him seriously.


  • I don't think so. Anyway your sentence doesn't make sense.
    I suppose that Kevin is not proposed as candidate by anybody.
    <her replacement> lets me guess it's a female employee who has to be replaced.
    <already> often comes with the present perfect. Would the sentence be <Kevin has already proposed candidates for her replacement.> ?
  • Kevin's already proposed candidates.
    's is for has, not for is.
  • Of course, Sandy, "Kevin has already proposed candidates"!
    I remember that story.

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