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    Dear teachers,

    A/ Are the following passive sentences correct and do they correspond to the active sentences.

    1) a) It is time they brought the cows in.
    b) The cows should be brought in (?)

    2) a) Somebody has brought this child up very badly.
    b) This child has been brought up very badly (?)

    3) a) They had eaten all the dinner before they finished the conversation.
    b) All the dinner had been eaten before the conversation was finished.

    4) a) Somebody found the boy the people wanted.
    b) The wanted boy was found.

    5) a) Not so long ago people thought that one could catch Aids just by shaking hands. (is this sentence correct?)
    b) Not so long ago it was thought that AIDS could be caught just by shaking hands (?)

    6) a) She will look after the girl well.
    b) The girl will be well looked after (?)
    c) The girl will be looked after well (which is best?)

    B/ Could you please give me sentences with sentences which include the expressions “most of which; many of whom; neither of whom; little / few / much / etc + relative”? On which grammar site can I find such exercises?

    C/ And also sentences or grammar sites that give examples and exercises on the mixed conditional i.e. clauses that include for example type 1 and type 2 in the same sentence; type 2 + type 3; type 3 + type 2.

    Thanks a lot.
    Best regards,
    Héla

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela

    A/ Are the following passive sentences correct and do they correspond to the active sentences.

    1) a) It is time they brought the cows in.
    b) The cows should be brought in (?)
    OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    2) a) Somebody has brought this child up very badly.
    b) This child has been brought up very badly (?)
    Yes, or:
    • This child has been brought up very badly by somebody
    .

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    3) a) They had eaten all the dinner before they finished the conversation.
    b) All the dinner had been eaten before the conversation was finished.
    OK.

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    4) a) Somebody found the boy the people wanted.
    b) The wanted boy was found.
    Say:
    • The boy the people wanted was found.


    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    5) a) Not so long ago people thought that one could catch Aids just by shaking hands. (is this sentence correct?)
    b) Not so long ago it was thought that AIDS could be caught just by shaking hands (?)
    Yes, but say AIDS (as in your second sentence).

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    6) a) She will look after the girl well.
    b) The girl will be well looked after (?)
    c) The girl will be looked after well (which is best?)
    Use b, but if you want to include the actor say:
    • The girl will be well looked after by her.


    I'll let somebody else answer the rest.

    :)

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    Default Re: passive 2

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    A/ Are the following passive sentences correct and do they correspond to the active sentences.

    1) a) It is time they brought the cows in.
    b) The cows should be brought in (?)
    The cows should be brought in now.

    2) a) Somebody has brought this child up very badly.
    b) This child has been brought up very badly (?)
    Yes.

    3) a) They had eaten all the dinner before they finished the conversation.
    b) All the dinner had been eaten before the conversation was finished.
    Yes. Very good.

    4) a) Somebody found the boy the people wanted.
    b) The wanted boy was found.
    Or The boy the people wanted was found. ["The wanted boy" makes him a suspected criminal.]

    5) a) Not so long ago people thought that one could catch Aids just by shaking hands. (is this sentence correct?)
    b) Not so long ago it was thought that AIDS could be caught just by shaking hands (?)
    Yes. Very good.

    6) a) She will look after the girl well.
    b) The girl will be well looked after (?)
    c) The girl will be looked after well (which is best?)
    I prefer b.

    B/ Could you please give me sentences with sentences which include the expressions “most of which; many of whom; neither of whom; little / few / much / etc + relative”? On which grammar site can I find such exercises?
    All of these expressions are used after a noun to further define that noun.

    Elections are decided by the voters, many of whom are poorly informed.
    Elections are decided by the voters, most of whom are poorly informed.

    At my school, English is taught by two teachers, neither of whom is a certified teacher.

    I read one of Shakespeare's plays, little of which I understood.

    Our local hospital is staffed by part-time workers, few of whom are highly motivated.


    C/ And also sentences or grammar sites that give examples and exercises on the mixed conditional i.e. clauses that include for example type 1 and type 2 in the same sentence; type 2 + type 3; type 3 + type 2.
    http://www.englishpage.com/condition...nditional.html

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    Dear Mike,

    Thank you for the address on the mixed conditional. That's exactly what I am looking for. If you find others of this kind, please let me know.

    All the best,
    Héla

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear Mike,

    Thank you for the address on the mixed conditional. That's exactly what I am looking for. If you find others of this kind, please let me know.

    All the best,
    Héla
    You're welcome, Hela.

    http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/gramm...ditionals.html

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary...ditionals.html

    http://www.usingenglish.com/profiles...es/000053.html

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