Hi, today i casually see this structure in my lesson and i cannot make it out, can you explain it to me
here it is
" why does the man want to be read to"
As i know, i just see the structure such as want to do something but this is not, is that passive voice ?
Thanks for your help
Yes, it's passive.
A: "It would be very nice if you would read this to me."
B: I wonder why A wants you to read to him.
C: I don't think it has to be me. I think anyone can read to him and he'll be happy.
B: Okay, why does he want to be read to at all?
C: He's just had eye surgery and it will be a while before he can read by himself.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.