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    Cool Passive voice

    Hello!

    I'd like to know if this sentence is correct:

    "I was shown it yesterday". (= somebody showed it to me yesterday).

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Passive voice

    Yes, Will - it's correct.

    Rover

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    Re: Passive voice

    ...and don't let anyone try to persuade you that it's not! You could also say 'It was shown me yesterday'; but this is a rather old fashioned use of 'me' to mean 'to me', and there's a tendency to insert the 'to' - which makes it seem (to me) rather clumsy; so I prefer your version. Bravo!

    b

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