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    Default active VS passive voice

    Dear teachers,

    I would like to parse the following sentences, is this the way to do it ?

    1) You must have been saddened beyond words when you heard the Presidentís response.

    Part of speech
    :
    you = personal pronoun
    must = modal auxiliary
    have = auxiliary
    been = main verb
    saddened = adjective
    beyond = preposition
    words = noun
    when = subordinating conjunction ?

    => sentence in the active voice

    Function:
    You = subject
    must have been = verb
    saddened = complement
    beyond words = part of the complement or adverbial ?
    when... = adverbial of time


    2) The parcel should have been re-routed to the correct destination.

    Part of speech:
    parcel = noun
    should = modal
    have been = auxiliaries
    re-routed = main verb
    to = preposition

    => sentence in the passive voice

    Function:
    the parcel = direct object or subject ?
    should have been re-routed = verb
    subject = unknown ??
    to... = adverbial of place ?

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Hela

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    Default Re: active VS passive voice

    1) You
    must have been saddened
    beyond words when you heard the President’s response.

    Part of speech
    :
    you = pronoun
    must = verb
    have = verb
    been = participle II
    saddened = participle II
    beyond = preposition
    words = noun
    when = conjunction

    => sentence in the passive voice

    Function
    :
    You = subject
    must have been saddened = predicate
    beyond words = adverbial modifier of manner
    when... = time clause


    2) The parcel
    should have been re-routed
    to the correct destination.

    Part of speech:
    parcel = noun
    should = verb
    have = verb
    been =
    participle II
    re-routed = verb
    to = preposition

    => sentence in the passive voice

    Function
    :
    the parcel = subject
    should have been re-routed = predicate
    to... = adverbial of place

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    sergeyrais is offline Junior Member
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    Default Re: active VS passive voice

    1) You
    must have been saddened
    beyond words when you heard the Presidentís response.

    Part of speech
    :
    you = pronoun
    must = verb
    have = verb
    been = participle II
    saddened = participle II
    beyond = preposition
    words = noun
    when = conjunction

    => sentence in the passive voice

    Function
    :
    You = subject
    must have been saddened = predicate
    beyond words = adverbial modifier of manner
    when... = time clause


    2) The parcel
    should have been re-routed
    to the correct destination.

    Part of speech:
    parcel = noun
    should = verb
    have = verb
    been =
    participle II
    re-routed = verb
    to = preposition

    => sentence in the passive voice

    Function
    :
    the parcel = subject
    should have been re-routed = predicate
    to... = adverbial of place

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