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    active passive

    change into passive voice

    A good deed will fetch you a good name

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    Re: active passive

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by induchoudhary View Post
    change into passive voice

    A good deed will fetch you a good name
    A good name for you will be fetched by a good deed. (Don't like how it sounds though)

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    #3

    Re: active passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotfor View Post
    A good name for you will be fetched by a good deed. (Don't like how it sounds though)
    The active sentence itself sounds odd. It sounds a little better with 'bring' or 'give' rather than 'fetch'.

    A good deed will give you a good name.

    However you try to make a passive construction, you'll end up with something that sounds unnatural.

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