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    Active And Passive...!

    Hi All....!
    Can Some One Explain Passive Structure In A Simple Way....?!

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    Re: Active And Passive...!

    I defeated someone. active -> I do something
    I was defeated by someone. passive -> something happens to me; another person does something

    Tom drives his friend to school. active -> Tom does something
    Tom is driven to school by his friend. passive -> Tome does not do anything.

    I hope this helps a bit.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Active And Passive...!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    1-I defeated someone. active -> I do something
    2-I was defeated by someone. passive -> something happens to me; another person does something

    3-Tom drives his friend to school. active -> Tom does something
    4-Tom is driven to school by his friend. passive -> Tome does not do anything.
    Your examples are correct but to prevent any confusion I'd like to note that:

    2 is not the passive form of 1

    Passive form of 1 is "Someone was defeated by me"


    4 is not the passive form of 3

    Passive form of 3 is "His (Tom's) friend is driven to school by Tom"

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    Re: Active And Passive...!

    Yes, I agree with you.

    Thanks for making it more understandable.

    Cheers!


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    Re: Active And Passive...!

    Thanks For Helping Friends....!

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