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"The thief was recognized right away."

Translation:De dief werd meteen herkend.

10 months ago

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I thought passive PAST used a form of zijn?

10 months ago

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The perfect passive of zijn is was and that'd mean 'had been'.

  • Ik word gevolgd - I am being followed
  • Ik werd gevolgd - I was being followed
  • Ik ben gevolgd - I have been followed
  • Ik was gevolgd - I had been followed

As a native English speaker the Dutch passive is so confusing for me sometimes :)

10 months ago

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The Dutch course contributors wrote a bunch of Dutch grammar posts, which you can find (for the time being) among the regular Dutch discussions (not the sentence discussions). Here is a recent one about the passive voice: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25000058.

10 months ago