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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 11:45:34 AM
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PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a procedure in which a flexible feeding tube is placed through the abdominal wall and into the stomach. PEG allows nutrition, fluids and/or medications to be put directly into the stomach, bypassing the mouth and esophagus.
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Please explain the use and meaning of "to be" in "to be put directly..."
Is it passive?
To be plus "put" as main verb
My understanding:
PEG:subject
allows: finite verb
Nutrition, fluids and or medications: compound object
Put: main verb
To be: can't figure out its role and meaning



thar
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 12:25:45 PM

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I think you answered that one with your own thought that it was passive.



PEG allows you to put food directly into the stomach.

(directly = without going through anywhere else first, like it would if you fed via the mouth and oesophagus)

But we don't care about who does it - we care about the end result - the food.

PEG allows food to be put directly into the stomach.

'To allow' is followed by an infinitive form.


PEG allows you to put food directly into the stomach.

So, if that action is passive, it takes an auxiliary 'be'. It still has to be in the infinitive form after 'allows'.

PEG allows food to be put........

Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, September 9, 2018 1:44:13 PM
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