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    fainted?

    She gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because he wasfainted.

    Is this sentence correct?

    I read 'fainted' can't be put in passive or used as an adjective.


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    #2

    Re: fainted?

    The sentence should be "She gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because he had fainted".

    It it in the pluperfect tense.

    Note: I am not an English teacher.

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post

    I read 'fainted' can't be put in passive or used as an adjective.

    This issue often comes up in your posts. Can you tell the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs?

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    This issue often comes up in your posts. Can you tell the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs?
    Of course I can.Transitive verbs need an object.Intransitive verbs don't needs an object.'faint' is an intransitive.
    Here is the problem(The aunt gave Jesse mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because he was .......
    a- dead b- unlucky c- fainted d- injured )
    This sentence was taken from an official exam.

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    Re: fainted?

    There is one more feature that intransitive verbs share: they don't take passive forms. And the transitive do.

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmasny View Post
    There is one more feature that intransitive verbs share: they don't take passive forms. And the transitive do.
    Thank you for your interest.

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    Re: fainted?

    You're welcome.

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    Of course I can.Transitive verbs need an object.Intransitive verbs don't needs an object.'faint' is an intransitive.
    Here is the problem(The aunt gave Jesse mouth-to-mouth resuscitation because he was .......
    a- dead b- unlucky c- fainted d- injured )
    This sentence was taken from an official exam.
    Which of these did they say was the correct answer? Only (d) would possibly be correct, although I could imagine that (b) might be possible!

    (c) is clearly incorrect, as DavidA has pointed out.

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    Which of these did they say was the correct answer? Only (d) would possibly be correct, although I could imagine that (b) might be possible!

    (c) is clearly incorrect, as DavidA has pointed out.
    Why wouldn't 'a' be correct then? After all, it's about the same perverted sense (or lack of it?!) as the 'd' .

    Besides, resuscitation... isn't it raising from the dead?

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    Re: fainted?

    Quote Originally Posted by IHIVG View Post
    Why wouldn't 'a' be correct then? After all, it's about the same perverted sense (or lack of it?!) as the 'd' .

    Besides, resuscitation... isn't it raising from the dead?
    Only if this lady has great confidence in her own powers!

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