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    Is correct this sentence?

    "Ruth gets the diary translated and learns not only about her mother's past but her grandmother's too."

    In this sentence I'm trying to use the "get passive" pattern. Is it Ok?.


    Thanks,

    Miki.

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    Default Re: Passive

    It's fine- we often use 'get' in passives. Here it is a causative structure because she didn't trnaslate it herself.

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    Agreed. (Sorry, we seemed to have posted at the same time.)

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