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Could someone please explain what tense is used in the following sentence?

'It is situated.'

How can it be present and past? Where can I get the rule for this and examples to practice it?

Hello Spag123,

The verb form 'is situated' is the verb 'situate' in the present simple in the passive voice. What you need to learn about to understand this is the passive voice – see our active and passive voice page for an explanation. 

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The LearnEnglish Team

it's a good

Hi i'm new

i have a question
why we did not put "the" in this sentence ?

I like listening to music.

thanks guys

Hello Sofiane_english,

It is possible to use 'the' here, but the meaning changes.

I like listening to music - The meaning here is general. The person likes music (as opposed to silence or speaking)

I like listening to the music - The meaning here is specific. The person is talking about a particular example of music - presumably, we know which example from the context. For example, if someone said this in a nightclub then we would understand that they are talking about the music which is playing in the nightclub.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Dear peter
Can i join your team ? Beacause I would like to improve my english language


The LearnEnglish Team are the people who work here. It's not a class or a school, but the name we give to the people who work on the site. You are already registered on the site, so you can improve your English through using all of the materials which are available here.

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The LearnEnglish Team


Hi teachers,
At question number 4 why article (the) comes at first.I can be A as well.
...Could you please pass me (the) remote control for
(the) TV please?
Please clearify.