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    What would be the passive voice of the following sentences

    1. I said:"I was going to do this at that time."

    2. Tom has said:"I watched tely last night."



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    Re: What would be the passive voice of the following sentences

    1.I said:"I was going to do this at that time."

    2. Tom has said:"I watched tely last night."

    1.I said:"this was going to be done at that time"
    2.tom has said: " last night the tele was (being) watched"

    in the second one it's kind of strange to use a passive voice because it's strange to say that the tele was being watched.
    Last edited by meee; 25-Oct-2009 at 20:23.

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    Re: What would be the passive voice of the following sentences

    Use of passive voice in modern English has greatly reduced with time In the past a passive voice statement was used by gentile people which went with their personality.

    Government officials usually corresponded using a passive voice while promising or even assuring action

    'I will be doing this'

    was rarely used

    as opposed to

    It will be done'

    which was most often used

    In fact Government officials avoided full commitment by using the expression

    'It would be done'

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