Overcome or overcame - which is most fitting to this sentence? ?

“Every and any situation is able to be overcome” 

OR“Every and any situation is able to be overcame” 

13 Answers

  • 2 months ago


    each and all situations can be overcome

  • 2 months ago

    Any and every situation can be overcome. 

  • 2 months ago

    'Any situation can be overcome.'  You really only need to write either 'any' or 'every.'  That's because any situation is comprised of  'every' one, and every situation includes 'any' one .

  • 3 months ago

    Just go for Overcome

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  • 3 months ago

    Your sentences are clumsy and not set correctly. You would say "Every and any situation can be overcome." or "You can overcome every and any situation." Overcame is in the past. "He overcame each and every situation." You could also say "Each and every situation was overcome by him."

  • 3 months ago

    The verb 'overcome' has as its root the irregular verb 'to come'. The three parts of the verb 'to come' are:

    Present: come, Past: came, Past Participle: come.

    Let's reduce your sentence to its skeleton: Every situation can be [overcome/overcame].

    Your sentence is in the Passive Voice, and the Passive Voice is formed with the verb

    'to be' plus the Past Participle of 'to overcome'.

    As we saw (above), the Past Participle is 'overcome'.

    Therefore, the sentence must read: The situation can be / is able to be overCOME.

  • blank
    Lv 6
    3 months ago

    He has the ability to overcome any situation (possible, future, not happened, potenital).

    He overcame every situtation he has faced (completed, done, past, finished).

    Hope this helps. 

  • 3 months ago

    “Every and any situation is able to be overcome”

  • 3 months ago

    “Every and any situation is able to be overcome”  is the correct sentence, but  I'm unclear how "any" contributes to the sentence. There is a slight nuance in meaning between every and any, but "every" would include "any". 

    “Every situation can be overcome” says the exact same thing, in a more concise way. Sometimes, less is best.

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    the first one and lose "every and". makes it sound awkward.

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