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    Question Passive voice!

    What are passive sentences for the following active sentences?
    1. Thank you.
    2. Congratulations!
    3. Oops! I locked the keys in my car.
    4. I agreewith him.
    5. Nice to meet you.
    6. I love her.

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    Re: Passive voice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikramullah View Post
    What are passive sentences for the following active sentences?
    1. Thank you.
    2. Congratulations!
    3. Oops! I locked the keys in my car.
    4. I agreewith him.
    5. Nice to meet you.
    6. I love her.
    You should try first.

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    Question Re: Passive voice!

    I am confused!


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    Re: Passive voice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikramullah View Post
    What are passive sentences for the following active sentences?
    1. Thank you. - You are thanked.
    2. Congratulations! - You are congratulated.
    3. Oops! I locked the keys in my car. - The keys were locked in my car (by me).
    4. I agreewith him. - He was agreed with (by me).
    5. Nice to meet you. - You are well met (by me).
    6. I love her. - She is loved (by me).
    see above

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    Re: Passive voice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikramullah View Post
    What are passive sentences for the following active sentences?
    Some of these are real head-scratchers.
    T = as timmpage wrote

    1. Thank you. T or 'You are being thanked.'
    2. Congratulations! T or 'You are being congratulated.'
    3. Oops! I locked the keys in my car. T but you need "by me".
    4. I agreewith him. He is agreed with by me. T is passive for 'I agreed with him.'
    5. Nice to meet you. ?? Being met by you is nice. ?? Nice to be met by you.
    6. I love her. T but you need 'by me".
    2006

    Last edited by 2006; 25-Jan-2010 at 07:38. Reason: more head-scratching

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    Re: Passive voice!

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    2006

    I agree


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    Re: Passive voice!

    Hey 2006, thanks for the corrections! I saw "agreed" instead of "agree".

    "Nice to meet you." is a fragment. The full sentence should be "It is nice to meet you." Since something I consider "nice" would usually mean it pleases me, could a passive version be "I'm pleased to meet you."

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    #8

    Re: Passive voice!

    Most of these would never, EVER be said in the passive by a native speaker.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Passive voice!

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Most of these would never, EVER be said in the passive by a native speaker.
    It seems that there are a lot of, to say the least, dubious exercises demanding the passive form of totally unsuitable phrases, are these things written by computers or idiots?

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    Re: Passive voice!

    Quote Originally Posted by timmpage View Post
    Hey 2006, thanks for the corrections! I saw "agreed" instead of "agree".

    "Nice to meet you." is a fragment. The full sentence should be "It is nice to meet you." Since something I consider "nice" would usually mean it pleases me, could a passive version be "I'm pleased to meet you."
    I don't think "I'm pleased (= happy) to meet you." is passive.
    Of course I agree that some of those statements would not be used in the passive form, and I probably would have not responded if the "agree" mistake were not there.
    Having jumped in, I decided to have a go at the others too. Sometimes pointless exercises can still be interesting.

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