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    Smile Passive voice

    How can we change this in to passive voice?
    "She goes to school everyday."

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    We can't. GO is an intransitive verb.

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by thushanthiw View Post
    How can we change this in to passive voice?
    "She goes to school everyday."

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by thushanthiw View Post
    How can we change this in to passive voice?
    "She goes to school everyday."
    Why would you want to do that, thushanthiw?

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    We can't. GO is an intransitive verb.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    But of course we can.

    "School has been gone to everyday by her."

    A perfectly natural-sounding sentence.
    Last edited by Allen165; 31-Mar-2011 at 23:10.

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    She is brought to school every day by her father.
    She is driven to school every day by her father.
    She is dragged to school every day by her father.
    She is forced to go to school every day by her father.

    But I think Jasmin's sentence is of surpassing elegance, truly Shakespearian!

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    "School has been gone to everyday by her."

    A perfectly natural-sounding sentence.
    Very nice .

    However, just in case thushanthiw or some other learners do not realise, Jasmin is joking. This is not a possible sentence in English.

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Very nice .

    However, just in case thushanthiw or some other learners do not realise, Jasmin is joking. This is not a possible sentence in English.
    That's right. Even if it were, every day would need to be two words.



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    Smile Re: Passive voice

    It's very nice of you all .Thank you so much.
    And I will be really happy if you could give me a clear answer.
    One more question. Is 'go' in this sentence is an intrasitive verb?
    We have direct object(school) in that sentence.Am I correct?
    I'm still a beginer in this area. Can you please explain me that?
    Last edited by thushanthiw; 01-Apr-2011 at 18:15.

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    Default Re: Passive voice

    'Go' is intransitive. 'School is not the direct object - it follows a preposition.

    She hates school. Subject - verb - direct object.
    She goes to school. Subject -verb - preposition - object of preposition (as some would call it)

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