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  1. Helped Wanted
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    Hello Teachers! Need some advice on passive voice, thanks!

    Food and wine were flowed or flowed freely that night.
    Should I use were flowed or flowed in the sentence above?

    Could you also explain why it ( the correct answer) was used? Thanks soooooo much

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    Wine flowed that night.

    You cannot use 'were flowed' because it is an intransitive verb- it doesn't take an object. ;-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Wine flowed that night.

    You cannot use 'were flowed' because it is an intransitive verb- it doesn't take an object. ;-0
    or "food and wine were flowing" right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vin
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Wine flowed that night.

    You cannot use 'were flowed' because it is an intransitive verb- it doesn't take an object. ;-0
    or "food and wine were flowing" right?
    Yes, indeed! :wink:

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    Even better.

  4. Helped Wanted
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    Many thanks to all great teachers for your advice. BTW, what do you mean by intransitive verb? Sorry for asking more..^O^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Many thanks to all great teachers for your advice. BTW, what do you mean by intransitive verb? Sorry for asking more..^O^
    An intransitive verb is one that does not have a direct object. Some verbs are always intransitive (never have a direct object). Some may be intransitive or transitive (have a direct object) in different sentences. :wink:

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    Thank you soooo much for the explaination, teacher MikeNewYork! ^o^

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