https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris52496

very little passive tense

I am nearly at the end of the Greek tree and there has been very little passive tense. It hasn't been dealt with as a separate subject and only shows up now and a gain in a couple of sentences. I would seriously recommend introducing this skill as early as possible and setting sentences that use it it in when Greek is updated from the beta version.

April 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RVFVS

Passive isn't a tense, it is a voice.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris52496

Okay. There's still far too little of it.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ken335502

Why? Maybe Greek doesn't use passive a lot. That's true of many languages.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chris52496

It uses it enough. I've followed real Greek courses and I've lived in Greece. It might not be used as much as in some languages but it definitely shows up enough in both written and spoken Greek to be worth giving it a lot more attention.

April 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/troll1995

Greek has updated from beta. We are now making a new tree and believe me, it is going to teach a lot of passive voice, as well as other grammatical issues that were not included in the first tree. About the passive voice, we are considering of having one skill for every tense. ;)

April 16, 2017
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