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    Simple Past (Sentences)

    Active Voice: Roy reported to the police that his truck was stolen.
    Passive Voice: The police was reported by Roy that his truck was stolen.
    Gerund type: Roy’s reporting to the police that his truck was stolen was a good idea.

    Active Voice: Mondy and Helen quarreled over a beautiful book that their mum bought.
    Passive Voice: A beautiful book that their mum bought was quarreled over by Mondy and Helen.
    Gerund type: Mondy and Helen’s quarreling over a beautiful book made them tired.

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    Re: Simple Past (Sentences)

    Quote Originally Posted by Atchan View Post
    Active Voice: Roy reported to the police that his truck was stolen.
    Passive Voice: The police was reported by Roy that his truck was stolen.
    The truck was reported stolen to the police by Roy.
    Gerund type: Royís reporting to the police that his truck was stolen was a good idea.

    Active Voice: Mondy and Helen quarreled over a beautiful book that their mum bought.
    Passive Voice: A beautiful book that their mum bought was quarreled over by Mondy and Helen.
    Gerund type: Mondy and Helenís quarreling over a beautiful book made them tired.
    As usual with these kind of exercises, they lead to some very unnatural sentences, simply because many of the topics chosen simply don't lend themselves to the passive voice very easily. However, bearing that in mind, other than the one I've marked in red above, they are grammatically correct, if not attractive.

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    Re: Simple Past (Sentences)

    I know that, but I am writing these sentences in order to have an idea about them.
    Last edited by Atchan; 21-Sep-2010 at 00:03.

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