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    Question Passive voice

    What is the passive sentence to the following active sentence?

    She killed herself.

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    Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikramullah View Post
    What is the passive sentence to the following active sentence?

    She killed herself.
    I would be inclined to say that this is not a sentence that can be changed into the passive. The person involved is both the subject and the object. If I had to try, I would suggest:

    She was killed by her own hand.
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    Re: Passive voice

    You can have she was killed by Tom, but she was killed by her suggest a second woman and she was killed by herself suggests she died alone. Given that she/herself is the same person, there's no logical reason that I can see to put it into the passive and no direct way other than by rephrasing it as suggested above.

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