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    Hello,

    How to explain to a student why these sentences are wrong? And what grammar form is this?

    My wallet got stolen.
    When got this cup broken?
    When got the mistake corrected?
    When got the car repaired?
    When got the dinner cooked?
    When got the car bought?
    She got/had me spending/dancing/smiling/ (to) move.
    He got/had me stumped.
    She got/had me love stoned.



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    Default Re: My wallet got stollen

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    How do I explain to a student why these sentences are wrong? And what grammar form is this? Passive voice.

    My wallet got stolen. This is correct.
    When did this cup get broken?
    When did the mistake get corrected?
    When did the car get repaired?
    When did the dinner get cooked?
    When did the car get bought?
    She got/had me spending/dancing/smiling/ (to) move. What? I don't understand this sentence.
    He got/had me stumped.
    She got/had me love stoned. Either got or had would be acceptable, but "love-stoned"? I can see where that comes from, but that's the first time I've ever heard that expression.



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    Be sure to remind them that to get is NOT an auxiliary verb, therefore it must be subject to inversion with do.

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    Default Re: My wallet got stollen

    And the question will be; Did my wallet get stollen? Am I right?
    So I could say; the cup got broken, the mistake got corrected, the car got repaired, the dinner got cooked, the car got bought, am I right? It's just passive voice.
    Some of those sentences I found on the Net. But why she got me stumped is wrong?

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    Default Re: My wallet got stollen

    "Stolen." One "l."

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    Default Re: My wallet got stollen

    Quote Originally Posted by sondra View Post
    Hello,

    How to explain to a student why these sentences are wrong? And what grammar form is this?

    My wallet got stolen. OK or "was stolen"
    When got this cup broken? See below for Wh.. questions.
    When got the mistake corrected?
    When got the car repaired?
    When got the dinner cooked?
    When got the car bought?
    She got/had me spending/dancing/smiling/ (to) move. ??
    He got/had me stumped. Either
    She got/had me love stoned. "love stoned" ?? "She got me stoned (drunk)" is OK.



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    The general rule/sequence for "Wh.." questions is: (1) "Wh...", (2) Auxiliary verb e.g. do, does, did, is, are, were, will, would etc. (3) Noun/Pronoun, (4) Main Verb-Present , (5) Noun/Pronoun/Adjective. E.G. When did this cup get broken?

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