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    passive voice

    change into passive voice could you help me please ?:)

    Bad organisation spoiled their holiday .
    their holiday was spoiled by bad organisation.

    3 Teachers mark hundreds of exam papers every year .
    hundreds of exam paper are marked by teachers

    4 Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
    who had written R a J?

    5 You should dry your hair before you go out.
    your hair should be dried by you before you go out

    6 You mustn’t tell him the truth .
    the truth musn't be told him

    7 She likes people taking her to the theatre .
    I don't know

    8 Why didn’t they give her the job?
    why job wasn't given her ?

    Is it good ?

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by emilii77 View Post
    change into passive voice could you help me please ?:)

    Bad organisation spoiled their holiday .
    their holiday was spoiled by bad organisation.

    3 Teachers mark hundreds of exam papers every year .
    hundreds of exam paper are marked by teachers

    4 Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
    who had written R a J?

    5 You should dry your hair before you go out.
    your hair should be dried by you before you go out

    6 You mustnít tell him the truth .
    the truth musn't be told him

    7 She likes people taking her to the theatre .
    I don't know

    8 Why didnít they give her the job?
    why job wasn't given her ?

    Is it good ?
    See your duplicate post.

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    See your duplicate post.
    Actually I think she's done the right thing by creating a new thread, since it's no longer about direct/indirect expressions, but maybe a mention in that thread referring to the new one is appropriate.


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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by emilii77 View Post
    change into passive voice could you help me please ?:)

    Bad organisation spoiled their holiday .
    their holiday was spoiled by bad organisation. Yes.

    3 Teachers mark hundreds of exam papers every year .
    hundreds of exam paper are marked by teachers Yes, more or less. I won't bother fixing your punctuation or S-V agreement, etc.

    4 Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
    who had written R a J?
    Does this follow the pattern of making the object the subject of the new sentence?

    5 You should dry your hair before you go out.
    your hair should be dried by you before you go out

    6 You mustn’t tell him the truth .
    the truth musn't be told to him

    7 She likes people taking her to the theatre .
    I don't know
    There is no good passive version of this sentence.

    8 Why didn’t they give her the job?
    why job wasn't given her ? What was the job not given to her?

    Is it good ?
    Also see the corrections in your other thread, and give the participants in that thread some idea of what you're doing and where you've gone.

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