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I am studying about forming passive sentences. And I am confusing when we can make a passive form of 2- or 3-word verbs. For instances, we can say: either "Martha talked me into buying a bike" or "I was talked into buying a bike". But we say: "I had to put out a hand to steady myself" rather than: "A hand was put out ...".
Is there any principles about how we can make a passive form of 2- or 3-word verbs?
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Last edited by mmasny; 10-Mar-2010 at 11:23. Reason: missed word
Thank you very much for your prompt answer. So, if I want to make a passive form of verb, I have to understand meaning of it and its agent or "feel it right"? I got it.