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    intransitive verbs

    can we change sentences that have intransitive verbs into passive voice

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    Re: intransitive verbs

    To create a sentence in the passive voice we take the object of the sentence and make it into the subject of the sentence. If the sentence doesn't have an object we can't do that. Thus, we cannot create a sentence in the passive voice using an intransitive verb.


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    Re: intransitive verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by sarajoe70 View Post
    can we change sentences that have intransitive verbs into passive voice
    nope

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intransitive_verb

    Intransitive verbs, of course, cannot be passivized in the strict sense, However, some languages (like Dutch) have so-called impersonal passives that allow one to transform, e. g. He phoned


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