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    PASSIVE VOICE - STATEMENT OF FACT

    Dear Teachers,

    How do you transform an active statement of fact to a sentence in passive voice?

    For example:

    Active voice: Tom said, "The sun rises from the east and sets in the west."

    Passive voice:
    (a) Tom meant that the sun rose from the east and set in the west.
    (b) Tom meant that the sun rises from the east and sets in the west.


    Thank you.


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    Re: PASSIVE VOICE - STATEMENT OF FACT

    Tom said, "The sun rises from the east and sets in the west."
    Welcome scj01

    It was said (by Tom) that the sun rises from the east and sets in the west.

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    Re: PASSIVE VOICE - STATEMENT OF FACT

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Welcome scj01

    It was said (by Tom) that the sun rises from the east and sets in the west.

    I think that Scj01 asks about direct speech and indirect speech. not asks about active and passive.

    If I am right, Scj01, so study this example:

    Tom said, "I ate a sandwich yesterday."
    Tom said that he had eaten a sandwich the day before."

    We don't change the words outside the quotation marks.
    Change them only when
    says to: tells
    said to: told
    and the other known changes related to the outside part.

    Concerning the fact, it will be the same.
    Tom said that the sun rises from the east and sets in the west.


    Active and passive:
    There is no object in your sentence, Scj01.
    The sun rises from the east.

    If you boil water, it evaporates. Fact/ active
    If water is boiled, it evaporates. fact/ passive
    Last edited by sash2008; 29-Oct-2009 at 11:09.

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    Re: PASSIVE VOICE - STATEMENT OF FACT

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    I think that Scj01 asks about direct speech and indirect speech. not asks about active and passive.
    I guess I agree with you sash2008, I thinkg Scj01 is concerned about direct/indirect speech.

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    Active and passive:
    There is no object in your sentence, Scj01.
    The sun rises from the east.
    But for those of you willing to write about passive/active voice, I urge you to post something here: https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...-sentence.html
    and https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...e-passive.html

    I mean, maybe someone could shed some light in those threads.

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