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    Smile My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.
    My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind.



    Do both of the above sound right and mean about the same? Thanks.

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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.
    My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind.



    Do both of the above sound right and mean about the same? Thanks.
    Angli,

    The action of the wind is turning your umbrella inside out. Therefore, the correct sentence is 'My umbrella is turning inside out by the wind.'

    A better sentence would be: 'The strong wind is turning my umbrella inside out.'

    Cheers,
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    Smile Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    The action of the wind is turning your umbrella inside out. Therefore, the correct sentence is 'My umbrella is turning inside out by the wind.'

    A better sentence would be: 'The strong wind is turning my umbrella inside out.'

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But I still have a lingering question.
    Why is it not the passive voice since "My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind?"

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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by angliholic View Post
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But I still have a lingering question.
    Why is it not the passive voice since "My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind?"
    Angli,

    "My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind?" is in the passive voice.

    In sentences written in passive voice, the subject (umbrella) receives the action expressed in the verb (is turned); the subject is acted upon (by the wind). The agent performing the action may appear in a "by the . . ." phrase or may be omitted.

    I prefer to write my sentences in active voice. Sentences in active voice are generally--though not always-- clearer and more direct than those in passive voice. 'The strong wind is turning my umbrella inside out.'

    In sentences written in active voice, the subject (wind) performs the action expressed in the verb (is turning); the subject (wind) acts.

    Does this answer your question?

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    The action of the wind is turning your umbrella inside out. Therefore, the correct sentence is 'My umbrella is turning inside out by the wind.'

    A better sentence would be: 'The strong wind is turning my umbrella inside out.'

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Angli,

    "My umbrella is turned inside out by the wind?" is in the passive voice.

    In sentences written in passive voice, the subject (umbrella) receives the action expressed in the verb (is turned); the subject is acted upon (by the wind). The agent performing the action may appear in a "by the . . ." phrase or may be omitted.

    I prefer to write my sentences in active voice. Sentences in active voice are generally--though not always-- clearer and more direct than those in passive voice. 'The strong wind is turning my umbrella inside out.'

    In sentences written in active voice, the subject (wind) performs the action expressed in the verb (is turning); the subject (wind) acts.

    Does this answer your question?

    Cheers,
    Amigos4
    Thanks, Amigos4.
    But in your first post, why did you use the active voice? Does it work too?

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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Angli,

    Check the following site for information regarding active and passive voices: Active and Passive Verbs
    There are many examples that may help you with your question.

    Best wishes,
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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Angliholic, I'm pretty sure Amigos4 made a typo in that first sentence. The correct version is "my umbrella is turned inside out by the wind."

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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Angliholic, I'm pretty sure Amigos4 made a typo in that first sentence. The correct version is "my umbrella is turned inside out by the wind."
    Thanks, Delmobile! That's what happens when one lives in the desert too long! We forget what 'rain' and 'umbrellas' really are!

    Instead of paying for polo lessons I should have enrolled in typing classes!

    Angli, I hope the resource page I provided will make the answer clearer for you.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Daahling, when one moves in the polo-playing set, one pays other people to do one's typing for one. Or hold one's umbrella.

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    Default Re: My umbrella is turning inside out over the wind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Delmobile View Post
    Daahling, when one moves in the polo-playing set, one pays other people to do one's typing for one. Or hold one's umbrella.
    Thanks, Amigos4 and Delmobile.
    Got it.

    By the way, What does "Daahling" refer to? I could find it nowhere in my dictionary. Besides, what does the line in bold mean?

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