Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: adverbs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default adverbs

    Please tell me how to order 'adverbs (phrases)' in indirect sentences.

    'The headmaster punished Nick in front of the class in the morning for not doing his homework.'

    'Parents should teach their children to be good citizens.'

    Please transform the above sentences into passive ones.

    Many thanks!

    I've got three answers for the first sentence.

    'Nick was punished by the headmaster in front of the class in the morning for not doing his homework.'
    'Nick was punished for not doing his homework by the headmaster in front of the class in the morning.'
    'Nick was punished in front of the class by the headmaster in the morning for not doing his homework.'

    For the second,
    'Their children should be taught by parents to be good citizens.'
    'Their children should be taught to be good citizens by parents.'

    So, which ones are right and which are wrong?

    Many Thanks!
    Last edited by ne lynn; 10-Jun-2010 at 04:52.

  2. #2
    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    41,700
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: adverbs

    How would you transform them?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    15
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: adverbs

    I've got three answers for the first sentence.

    'Nick was punished by the headmaster in front of the class in the morning for not doing his homework.'
    'Nick was punished for not doing his homework by the headmaster in front of the class in the morning.'
    'Nick was punished in front of the class by the headmaster in the morning for not doing his homework.'

    For the second,
    'Their children should be taught by parents to be good citizens.'
    'Their children should be taught to be good citizens by parents.'

    So, which ones are right and which are wrong?

    Many Thanks!

Similar Threads

  1. adverbs
    By bamthor in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-Jun-2010, 22:03
  2. adverbs modifying other adverbs
    By MsNyree in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-Sep-2009, 03:51
  3. adverbs before adjectives/adverbs
    By carla guaraldi in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 18-Feb-2008, 20:00
  4. adverbs
    By verdes_102@hotmail.com in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 17-Feb-2008, 17:03
  5. Adverbs
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Jan-2008, 00:44

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk