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    Default Passive Voice

    'The government has announced that petrol prices will rise tomorrow.'
    'It has been announced that petrol prices will rise tomorrow.'
    'Petrol prices has been announced to be risen tomorrow.'
    Is it correct?

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    'The government has announced that petrol prices will rise tomorrow.'

    'It has been announced by the government that petrol prices will rise tomorrow.'

    'Petrol prices has been announced to be risen tomorrow.'

    Is it correct? No.


    ​Rover

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    'Petrol prices have been announced to be risen tomorrow.' Is it ok?

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    'Petrol prices have been announced to be risen tomorrow.' Is it ok?
    No.

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    So I don't know how to change it... I guess that something is wrong with this part: 'to be risen tomorrow.'

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    You already have a passive solution to the active sentence.

    Another one beginning with 'Petrol prices' is going to sound contrived and unnatural.

    Rover

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    Default Re: Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    So I don't know how to change it... I guess that something is wrong with this part: 'to be risen tomorrow.'
    If you didn't recognise it in Rover's reply, this is the passive voice example you have been given:

    'It has been announced by the government that petrol prices will rise tomorrow.'
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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