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Why is the Passive voice of "einladen" used with "sein" and not werden?

Both are correct sentences, but there's a difference in meaning. The form "sind eingeladen" is called Zustandspassiv (passive of state), and you can find a lot about that by searching for ...
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The Passive Voice

These are actually two main sentences connected by "und", with different subjects and predicates. A comma before und would probably have clarified it for you. It should be: Etwa zwei ...
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Does "wird geliefert" have 2 meanings: future simple and present continuous passive voice?

Grammatically, the German sentence is unambiguously present passive. So the literal meaning is: Your order from PIZZA_COMPANY is being delivered at about 11:30. That's because in German, the present ...
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Why is the Passive voice of "einladen" used with "sein" and not werden?

As addition to the two existing good answers of HalvarF and Skobo Do: the difference between Sie sind eingeladen and Sie werden eingeladen is identical to the difference of the English sentences ...
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The relationship of noch nicht and the passive voice

They are both proper German and have a similar, but not identical meaning. Diese Filme werden noch nicht im Ausland gezeigt. These movies are not yet beeing shown abroad. If these movies are ...
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English analogues of Vorgangspassiv and Zustandspassiv

Although the question is offtopic, I will try to answer it through examples. Vorgangspassiv Die Tür wird geschlossen. => The door is being closed. Die Tür wurde geschlossen. => The door has ...
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Function of a past participle in a German sentence

gesucht is the past participle ("Partizip II") of suchen. It is the same construction as in english wanted, needed, or appreciated in the following sentences. I am wanted dead or alive. ...
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Kann "haben" ein Hilfsverb für Passiv sein?

Es handelt sich um ein Passiv, genauer eine seltene Form des sogenannten Dativ- oder Rezipientenpassiv. Reguläres Passiv Ein reguläres Passiv würde mit werden und einem transitiven Verb stehen: ...
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Why is the Passive voice of "einladen" used with "sein" and not werden?

Most learning materials state that German has two passive voices. One with the auxiliary werden that is usually called Vorgangspassiv. It's for actions that are carried out on the subject. The other ...
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eingeben or eingegeben? (passive)

You're right, it should be eingegeben.
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Why is this sentence not passive?

The correct translation of the original sentence is: Every summer, new bands attracted [visitors] to the festival. So it's actually active mode: the bands (subject) attracted others (object), not ...
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When is it stylistically appropriate to use the passive voice in German?

Beware of stylistic advice if it is very coarse and general. Style is a matter of judgement in specific cases. What I can see is the following: The passive is less often necessary in German than it ...
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How to translate that "something was lost"?

To be honest, I'm amazed about what Google and DeepL can do today. Ach, die verlorene Liebe im Staub Ach, das verlorene Leben im Staub About this I don't like the fact that "verloren" and &...
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Is this sentence from »Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung« correct?

It is correct as can be seen by crunching the sentence down to easier parts: Hans und Eva leiten den Bereich. Present tense Eva wird den Bereich leiten. Future tense singular Hans und Eva ...
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Under which circumstances can »werden« stand at the end of a sentence?

As peterh pointed out in his comment, werden is frequently used in passive constructions: Das Problem kann gelöst werden. (peterh) [X] + [kann / könnte / sollte...] + [Verb im Perfekt] + [werden]....
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Is the helping verb 'werden' mandatory in both passive clauses separated by an 'oder', or only at the very the end?

It's not mandatory and in fact, dropping all occurences of the same words at the same positions inside complicated lists is considered good style. The tricky part is, there are are two alternatives ...
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"Der Computer muss zwei Stunden repariert werden."

Grammatikalisch sind alle Beispiele in Ordnung. Logisch nicht so ganz - einen Computer zwei Stunden lang zu reparieren, macht ihn nicht unbedingt wieder ganz. Die aufgewendete Zeit ist nicht direkt ...
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Can you say "Ich wurde (etwas) gegeben"?

It's "mir wurde eine CD gegeben", your sentence therefore is "Nach der Untersuchung wurde mir eine CD mit den Befunden gegeben." The general form of the verb is "jemandem ...
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Why do we sometimes gain the pronomen "man" when we convert between active and passive, and sometimes drop it?

When you convert a passive sentence into active, you need a subject for the verb. One characteristic of passive voice, in German as in English, is that it need not name the actor of the action ...
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Why Konjunktiv II "würden" is used instead of Passive "worden"?

This isn't plain passive but indirect speech. Your examples just lack the introduction who is cited. [Die Polizei sagte,] der geräumte Bahnhof werde durchsucht. [Die Polizei sagte,] auch umliegende ...
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Can the statal passive be used in the form "ist… zur Verfügung gesteht"?

Summary Zur Verfügung stehen already refers to a state in active, so the sentence of choice to describe the state is: Dieses Tastenkürzel steht in der Entwicklerversion nicht zur Verfügung. Zur ...
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Sind Passivkonstruktionen in denen das Subjekt nicht vollständig realisiert wurde grammatikalisch richtig?

Der Satz ist korrekt. "Der" ist in diesem Fall ein Demonstrativpronomen und damit ein vollständiges Subjekt.
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Ist der Satz "Geraucht werden darf." korrekt?

Ja, das ist richtig und wird in bestimmten Kontexten tatsächlich benutzt, wenn der Satz mit dem sinntragenden Partizip beginnen soll. Lautes Abspielen von Musik und Singen sind hier nicht erlaubt. ...
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Aktiv-Passiv Umsetzung eines Genitivobjekts

Die Passivkonstruktion mit Objekt-Subjekt-Tausch ist etwas, das intrinsischerweise nur Akkusativobjekte machen können. Das heißt, Genitivobjekte verhalten sich beim Umsetzen ins Passiv wie ...
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Does “unser Gehöft ist abgebrannt” imply arson?

Unser Gehöft ist abgebrannt. Ist abgebrannt can be understood in two different ways that both give the same meaning: as a stative passive construction as an adjective connected by the copula The ...
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Why is "ge-"+past sometimes wrong as passive?

This is a general question on how the Partizip II is formed in German. This participle is used for the perfect tenses and all passive voices. The general rule is, the Partizip II resembles first ...
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jmds. ansichtig werden

Normalerweise regiert im Deutschen entweder ein Verb oder eine Präposition den Kasus. Es gibt aber auch eine Reihe von Adjektiven, die zwingend einen bestimmten Fall erfordern, so auch eine Reihe von ...
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Can you say "Ich wurde (etwas) gegeben"?

When a sentence is turned into passive, the accusative object becomes the subject. But a dative object still remains a dative object. Because of this, "Er gab mir eine CD" becomes "Mir ...
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Is this sentence a passive construction?

First of all: hat sich entschärft is morphosyntactically an active and reflexive verb form. The reason is the following: By default, etw. entschärfen is a transitive verb, so we have two arguments: ...
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The Passive Voice

While the sentence describes a future event, it is grammatically written in Präsens (present tense). This is called futurisches Präsens, see e. g. grammis. To quote the essence: [...] verdient ...
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