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We ……………….. by a loud noise during the night.
A. woke up B. are woken up C. were woken up D. were waking up
Can't we use the preposition 'by' in active sentences?
Last edited by atabitaraf; 16-Nov-2012 at 20:43. Reason: changing after to in
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The correct formation of the sentence is passive, not active.
Loud noises wake us up. Loud noises woke us up. - active
We are awoken by loud noises. We were awoken by loud noises. - passive
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.