Do the following sentences have the same meaning?
1. Music classes were "taking" by the students last evening.
2. Music classes were "taken" by the students last evening.
- AmulyaPLv 51 month agoFavorite Answer
All the two sentences belong to passive voice , the first one looks apparently erroneous as the principal verb in in present participle but it should have been in past participle "taken".
Your No 2 sentence is really correct, helping & principal verbs are accurately positioned.
- RRLv 51 month ago
No. The first sentence is not grammatically correct.
You could say "The students were taking music classes last evening."
- John PLv 71 month ago
"....classes were taking by...." does not exist in English.
- RPLv 71 month ago
The first is wrong. The second is fine.
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- 1 month ago
The first sentence does not make sense grammatically, the second one does.
"Music classes were taking by the students last evening" is incorrect English. "Taking" is not correct for past tense, for something that happened in the past. If you said that to an English speaker, they would look at you like you had said something weird.
"Music classes were(past tense) taken(past tense) by the students last evening(past tense). That is fine.
You could say "Last evening, students were taking music classes". That is OK. I think that is called the "past continuous tense". I'm not completely sure, and I have been speaking English all of my life.
English grammar is a beyach.
- RickLv 61 month ago
the classes are now over, so it's past tense, so they were 'taken' ........
- IOMLv 71 month ago