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    "The most important political changes happened in the 1990s" In the Passive Voice?

    I understand, "the most important political changes happened in the 1990s" Is in the Active Voice. Is it also possible in the Passive?

    Thank you for any help.

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    Re: "The most important political changes happened in the 1990s" In the Passive Voice

    No. There is no direct object to be the subject of a passive construction.

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    Re: "The most important political changes happened in the 1990s" In the Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. There is no direct object to be the subject of a passive construction.
    I understand, though if the sentence were, "The most important political changes happened to them in the 1990s" would a passive construction be possible?

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    Re: "The most important political changes happened in the 1990s" In the Passive Voice

    We don't use happen in the passive.

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