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  1. glitterstar101
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    Unhappy Active or passive?

    And there, in the garbage she did hate, poor Sarah met an awful fate, that I cannot right now relate because the hour is much too late.

    Any help would be appreciated. Although the garbage is introduced before Sarah, I am still confused if to whether the garbage is the active in this sentence as there are so many clauses.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: Active or passive?

    Quote Originally Posted by glitterstar101 View Post
    And there, in the garbage she did hate, poor Sarah met an awful fate, that I cannot right now relate because the hour is much too late.

    Any help would be appreciated. Although the garbage is introduced before Sarah, I am still confused if to whether the garbage is the active in this sentence as there are so many clauses.

    Thank you in advance!
    Poor Sarah [subj] met [verb] an awful fate [dir. obj] in the garbage [complement] that she hated [relative clause].

    "the garbage" is neither active nor passive. These terms are used for verb structure of a sentence. "in the garbage" is an adverbial complement to "met".
    That sentence is in the active voice.

  3. glitterstar101
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    Re: Active or passive?

    Thanks Raymott!

    That certainly makes more sense now by breaking it up.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond.

    Cheers

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