Hi Everybody ...
I got these two questions about grammar So hope to see answer from experts .
However i know the answers but i'm not sure .
1- *I bought him a shit*
This sentence can be changed into passive voice .
A shirt is bought for him . I know this one . But is that correct to say : * He is bought a shirt* ?
2- *Smoking Causes Cancer*
In this one Can *Cancer* be object ? If not it can't be changed into Passive voice .
Thanks So Much ...
[Not a teacher and not a native English speaker]
1. He is bought a shirt.
=> It sounds very unnatural.
2. Smoking causes cancer.
Cancer is surely the object in this sentence.
The sentence in passive voice is "cancer will/would/might be caused by smoking."
The choice of modal auxiliary verbs depends on the emphasis to what extent you want to make.