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    Post How make passive-voice sentence to active voice sentence.

    For example what tip of voice is this ? The sentence by Hiroko Tabuchi, on Saturday, June 13, 2009 – Global Business section is written.

    “It’s a good thing Toyota has been able to produce a car that sells well in this difficult climate,” said Tatsuo Yoshida, a Tokyo-based analyst at UBS Securities”(B5). If you change the sentence to an active voice, we see the sentence this way: Tatsuo Yoshida, a Tokyo-based analyst at UBS Securities said, “ Toyota was able to produce a car that sells well in this difficult climate, it’s a good thing”.

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    Default Re: How make passive-voice sentence to active voice sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by meialouca View Post
    For example what tip of voice is this ? The sentence by Hiroko Tabuchi, on Saturday, June 13, 2009 – Global Business section is written.

    Toyota has been able to produce a car that sells well in this difficult climate,” said Tatsuo Yoshida, a Tokyo-based analyst at UBS Securities”(B5).
    If you change the sentence to an active voice, we see the sentence this way: Tatsuo Yoshida, a Tokyo-based analyst at UBS Securities said, “ Toyota was able to
    You haven't changed voice from active to passive, you have changed the tense from present perfect to past. If Toyota is important then it's a good idea to keep this sentence in the active voice. You changed the position of 'it's a good thing', this doesn't change the voice of the sentence, only the order. However, the original sentence is more fluent.
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    I wondered if your question was about reported speech:
    Tatsuo Yosida, a Tokyo-based analyst ..., said that it's a good thing that Toyota had been able to .....

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