View Poll Results: She ____ last year.

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    74 16.70%
  • was elected

    344 77.65%
  • Either

    25 5.64%
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Thread: Election

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    #2
    that should be either
    1st means she went to elect (ovte)
    2nd means she was elected by someone

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    #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    that should be either
    1st means she went to elect (ovte)
    2nd means she was elected by someone
    We don't usually use "elect" as an intransitive verb. :wink:


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    what is intransitive verb?

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    An intransitive verb has no object:

    I laughed.

    I can add other things to the verb, like adverbs (loudly), but not an object. A verb with an object is transitive:

    I kicked the ball.

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Firelord
    what is intransitive verb?
    We usually "elect someone" or "elected to do something". We don't use "She elected." as a replacement for "She voted."


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    #7

    Smile Re: Election

    the answer is sure to be was elected..since the task of electing is done by someone..then it must be used as passive..and..she can just be elected but can not elect..


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    Re: Election

    Hello!


    The people of USA elected Mr. Obama.


    Is it Sounds o.k.?

    Or any better alternative.


    P.Chellamuthu

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    #9

    Re: Election

    I think second option is fine, but both of them are correct in my opinion.

    She elected last year would mean she elected someone last year.

    She was lected last year - she herself was elected last year.

    But she alone can't elect someone...............


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    #10

    Re: Election

    I would go with 2nd one :
    She was elected ..
    here it's passive voice ( i don't know much about grammer ) means she was elected by group of people ..
    but we can also say :
    She elected Obama last year ..


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