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    Bolo Guest

    Default passive voice

    hello teachres,

    Please help me with the below.

    I think that the following sentence is correct:
    1. A cancer has been discovered in his brain.

    How can we put a sentence when we don't know where is the cancer?
    Are the below correct?

    2. A cancer has been discovered in him.
    3. There has been a cancer discovered in him.

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    Default Re: passive voice

    I wouldn't use 'a' here:

    A tumour (tumor) has been found in his brain.

    In answer to your second question, I'd say this:
    He has been diagnosed with cancer.

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