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    Passive voice

    Can every sentence written in the actice voice be changed into the passive voice?

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    Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Cooklava View Post
    Can every sentence written in the active voice be changed into the passive voice?

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    I'd say yes but I believe that you'd end up with a lot of silly/nonsensical sentences, Cooklava.

    Is this a bet?

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    Re: Passive voice

    Only if it has a transitive verb. You can't make passives from intransitive verbs because there is no object to become the subject of the passive sentence. As Riverkid says, though, you'd have a lot of really silly sentences.
    Last edited by Tdol; 21-Oct-2007 at 07:41.

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