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    Default about the passive

    Hello, everyone!

    I have a question about the passive. Could you take a look at the sentence below?

    A watch was bought for me by him.

    Can I omit the prepostion 'for' as in 'The present was given (to) me by them.'? Could I say like the below?

    A watch was bought me by him.


    Many thanks in advance!

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    (not a teacher)

    No. Also, using a passive sentence to express this sounds very awkward. I'd just say, "He bought a watch for me."

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    Thank you very much for your kind and detailed comment.

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