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Thread: 14-passive verb

  1. matilda
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    Talking 14-passive verb

    Dear all
    Hello
    Is it correct that only (Transitive Verbs) can be used in passive ? Or (Intransitive verbs ) can be used as well?
    Thanks a million
    Matilda

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    Re: 14-passive verb

    There's no object with an intransitive verb, so you can't make a passive because there's nothing to become the subject.

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