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    Default 10 sentences (1)

    Hi teachers, please emend these sentences.

    Simple Tense
    My brothers turn on their computers everyday, when they get up from sleeping.
    Passive Tense (Simple Tense)
    My brothersí computers are turned on by them, when they get up from sleeping.

    Future Tense
    Before the summer season, firemen will demonstrate to the people how to put out fires.
    Passive Tense (Future Tense)
    Before the summer season, how to put out fires will be demonstrated by firemen.

    Simple Tense
    Peter pledged to complain to the police, after a drunken man collided his car, during going to his job.
    Passive Tense (Simple Tense)
    The police was being pledged to complain to by Peter, after a drunken man collided his car during going to his job.

    Simple Tense
    After Tom came back from the hospital, I told him to follow up within a one week. Otherwise, he will need a new consultation.
    Passive Tense (Simple Tense)
    After the hospital is come back by Tom, I told him to follow up within a one week. Otherwise, he will need a new consultation.

    Present Continuous Tense
    Arnold is being solving out the mathematicsí problems. So, when he canít solve out one of them, he frowns.
    Passive Tense (Present Continuous Tense)
    Mathematicsí problems are solved out by Arnold. So, when he canít solve out one of them, he frowns.

    Past Continuous Tense
    Scientists were trying to invent an intelligent robot, after they invented a machine dog.
    Passive Tense (Past Continuous Tense)
    An intelligent robot was trying to invent by scientists, after they invented a machine dog.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    My brothers turn on their computers every day when they wake up.


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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    My brothers turn on their computers every day when they wake up.

    What about the rest sentences....
    Last edited by Atchan; 06-Jun-2010 at 21:57.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    My brothers’ computers are turned on by them when they wake up.


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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    My brothers’ computers are turned on by them when they wake up.

    where are you guys, the rest sentences need to be corrected.
    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by Atchan; 06-Jun-2010 at 22:26.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    I think there are two reasons that you're not getting many replies:

    1) The original "simple" sentences are not very well-written, making them harder to convert to "passive".

    2) Some of the examples also don't work well in the passive at all, making it something of a waste of time to convert them.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I think there are two reasons that you're not getting many replies:

    1) The original "simple" sentences are not very well-written, making them harder to convert to "passive".

    2) Some of the examples also don't work well in the passive at all, making it something of a waste of time to convert them.
    But you didn't tell me, which is right or false.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hi,
    I will try to help you a bit.
    (Of course only where I think that I can help you.)

    Future Tense
    Before the summer season, firemen will demonstrate to the people how to put out fires.
    Passive Tense (Future Tense)
    Before the summer season, how to put out fires will be demonstrated to the people by firemen.

    Simple Tense
    After Tom came back from the hospital, I told him to follow up within a (one) week. Otherwise, he will need a new consultation.
    Passive Tense (Simple Tense)
    After the hospital was left by Tom, I told him to follow up within a (one) week. Otherwise, he will need a new consultation.
    (I wish I knew how to use come here...)

    Present Continuous Tense
    Arnold is being solving out the mathematical problems. So, when he canít solve out one of them, he frowns.
    Passive Tense (Present Continuous Tense)
    Mathematical problems are being solved out by Arnold. So, when he canít solve out one of them, he frowns.
    (Is solve out really necessary here? - Why not just "solve"?)

    Past Continuous Tense
    Scientists were trying to invent an intelligent robot, after they invented a machine dog.
    Passive Tense (Past Continuous Tense)
    An intelligent robot was tried to invent by scientists, after they invented a machine dog.


    I hope most of my suggestions are good

    Cheers!

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    Hi,
    I will try to help you a bit.
    (Of course only where I think that I can help you.)



    I hope most of my suggestions are good

    Cheers!
    Thank you Nightmare85, I will be grateful for you. But does the rest of the sentences are OK. Please hurry, I'm waiting a response form you.

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    Default Re: 10 sentences (1)

    No problem

    By the way, I chose the wrong smiley after the a (one).
    I think either a or one should be used, not both.

    I have the feeling this sentence is messed up:
    The police was being pledged to complain to by Peter, after a drunken man collided his car during going to his job.

    The being seems wrong to me, but also the complete first structure seems to be weird.
    Unfortunately, I don't have any idea here

    The rest looks okay to me, at least I'm not seeing any serious mistakes...

    Cheers!

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