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English grammar question - teaching English to foreign

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English grammar question - teaching English to foreign students
'He was taken in by her'
1. What is the 'form' - is is 'subject + past participle +......
2. What are the potential problems with the form?
'I'm definetly having a lie-in tomorrow'
1. What is the form
2. What at the problems with form
Submitted: 9 months ago.
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Expert:  GLENN replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  GLENN replied 9 months ago.

'He was taken in by her'

verb be used and the past participle are as follows:
1.) was + taken

2.) There are no grammatical errors in the form.

'I'm definitely having a lie-in tomorrow'
the form of the verb used is
1.) am + having

2.) There are no grammatical errors in the form.
(But better to use a simple future tense to signify future events)

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Expert:  GLENN replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Cher replied 8 months ago.

Hello, and welcome.

My name is ***** ***** I have taught English to foreign students for many years; I would love to help with your question.

'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.
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'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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Expert:  Cher replied 8 months ago.
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