Student or Learner
Please read the following:
It was so cold that I couldn’t get my car__ this morning.
a. started b. starting c. to start it d. to be started
The key is "a". My question is: Why isn't "d" correct?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
As a NES, but not a teacher:
Option a) is the only one that works for me, but, following your track, I would advise that: "It was so cold that I couldn’t get my car to start this morning" would also work for me.
Hope this helps