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    Special passive forms

    Help me turn these active sentences into passive form:
    1.It is dangerous for us to take the short cut.
    2.You need to have your hair cut.
    3.Smoke filled the room.
    4.You must see it to believe it.
    5.He wants someone to take some photographs.
    6.He likes people to call him 'Sir'.
    7.It's your duty to do this work.
    8.He doesn't like people laughing at him.
    9.Nobody has slept in this room for a long time.
    10.You ordered me about and I was tired of it.
    There are some I can do but I am not really sure they are correct.
    Thank you so much.

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    Exclamation Re: Special passive forms

    Quote Originally Posted by ha179 View Post
    Help me turn these active sentences into passive form:
    1. It is dangerous for us to take the short cut. The short cut that is to be taken, is dangerous for us.
    2.You need to have your hair cut.
    3.Smoke filled the room.
    4.You must see it to believe it. It must be seen to be believed (by you).
    5.He wants someone to take some photographs. He wants to have/get some photographs taken.
    6.He likes people to call him 'Sir'. He being called Sir by people is liked (by him).
    7.It's your duty to do this work.
    8.He doesn't like people laughing at him.
    9.Nobody has slept in this room for a long time.
    10.You ordered me about and I was tired of it. I was ordered about and felt being tired of it.
    There are some I can do but I am not really sure they are correct.
    Thank you so much.

    Hi ha179,

    Good teachers always insist upon the learner to make the first attempt. However, to help you, 50% of the exercise is done. Please try the rest and leave it for correction by others if there is mistake

    Skp

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    Re: Special passive forms

    Tell me whether my answers are correct:
    1.It is dangerous for the short cut to be taken ( by us ).
    2.Your hair needs to be cut or Your hair needs cutting ( I don't know which is correct or both of them? )
    3.The room was filled with smoke.
    4. It must be seen to be believed.
    5.He wants to be taken some photographs.
    6.He likes to be called 'Sir'.
    7.This work must be done by you.
    8.He doesn't like to be laughed at.
    9.This room hasn't been used for a long time.
    10.I was ordered about and being tired of it.
    Thank you


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    Re: Special passive forms

    5. He wants some photos to be taken by someone. (passive infinitive)

    The rest is fine.


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    Re: Special passive forms

    I was ordered about (by you) and (I was) being tired of it. not parallel, but it does not mean it is not grammatical

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