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    Question Change it to Passive

    Change it into passive, please. I need to know a correct word order in passive sentence.

    They have recently built a huge plant in the town of N.

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    Default Re: Change it to Passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Botirjon Qosimov View Post
    Change it into passive, please. I need to know a correct word order in passive sentence.

    They have recently built a huge plant in the town of N.
    You try first.

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    Default Re: Change it to Passive

    The huge plant has been built by them in the town of N recently.

    Here the word order is S+V+IO+place+time. Is it OK?

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    Default Re: Change it to Passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Botirjon Qosimov View Post
    The huge plant has been built by them in the town of N recently.

    Here the word order is S+V+IO+place+time. Is it OK?
    "A huge plant has recently been built in (the town of) N.

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    Default Re: Change it to Passive

    Thank you a lot for your answer, at first! But, dear teacher, here I am mostly interested in the position of the indirect object "by them" in the passive voice sentence. Where can I say it grammatically?
    A huge plant has recently been built in the town of N by them.
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    A huge plant has recently been built by them in the town of N.
    Which one is correct?

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    Default Re: Change it to Passive

    The most natural way is to omit 'by them', as bhaisahab did. If you insist on having it, your second sentence is probably the better version.

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