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'He was taken in by her'
1. What is the 'form' - is is 'subject + past participle +......
The form here, would be as follows:
Subject + helping verb (past form of 'to be') + past participle + direct object (her).
2. What are the potential problems with the form?
The potential problem with the form, is that it can be ambiguous/have more than one meaning: 1. He was taken in by her--meaning he reacted favorably to her beauty and/or the type of person she was.... OR 2. He was physically taken in by her, in other words, she took him in (to her home) to give him a place to stay because he had no other place to go.
'I'm definetly having a lie-in tomorrow' (correct spelling of 'definitely')
1. What is the form--The form is as follows:
I'm definitely having a lie-in tomorrow.
Subject (pronoun) + helping verb ('am' in a contraction as 'I'm'--first person form of 'to be') + adverb + gerund (ending in 'ing') + direct object + adverb
2. What are the problems with form
I see no problems with the form, but, a change could be made, in beginning the sentence with 'tomorrow' instead of ending it with that word.
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