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    hellokitty is offline Junior Member
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    Default to be shared with their culture

    "I was really happy to be shared with their culture."

    The active voice version of this sentence is "I was really happy that they shared me with their culture." Am I right?
    I understand the usage of "share something with a person", but this case is "share a person with a thing."
    What does the sentence exactly mean?
    Is this the same meaning as:
    "I was really happy to be shared their culture with."
    or
    "I was really happy to be shared in their culture."
    or
    do all three sentences have different meaning?


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    Default Re: to be shared with their culture

    Quote Originally Posted by hellokitty View Post
    "I was really happy to be shared with their culture."

    The active voice version of this sentence is "I was really happy that they shared me with their culture." Am I right?
    I understand the usage of "share something with a person", but this case is "share a person with a thing."
    What does the sentence exactly mean?
    Is this the same meaning as:
    "I was really happy to be shared their culture with."
    or
    "I was really happy to be shared in their culture."
    or
    do all three sentences have different meaning?


    Kitty
    They are all nonsense!

    --> I was happy that they shared their culture with me.

    (No natural equivalent passive).

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    Default Re: to be shared with their culture

    Quote Originally Posted by philo2009 View Post
    They are all nonsense!

    --> I was happy that they shared their culture with me.

    (No natural equivalent passive).
    Well..., "I was really happy to be shared with their culture." was used in an English study program on a national TV network (NHK).
    So... did they use incorrect English??

    Confused,
    Kitty

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    Default Re: to be shared with their culture

    Yes!!

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