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    Doubt for the passive voice

    I was wriiten.
    It was written to me.
    I think second one has meaning. I have been taught both are same meaning. Is it right or wrong?

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    Re: Doubt for the passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I was wriiten. written. This doesn't mean anything.
    It was written to me.
    I think second one has meaning. I have been taught both are same meaning. Is it right or wrong?
    Jim wrote this note to me.
    This note to me was written by Jim
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Doubt for the passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by edmondjanet View Post
    I was wriiten.
    It was written to me.
    I think second one has meaning. I have been taught both are same meaning. Is it right or wrong?
    1) I was written by my girlfriend...
    2) Who was the letter written to?
    It was written to me.

    Both are correct in the right context.

    Not a teacher

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    Re: Doubt for the passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by allenman View Post
    1) I was written by my girlfriend...
    2) Who was the letter written to?
    It was written to me.

    Both are correct in the right context.

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    Outside the US, you'd need, "I was written to by my girlfriend." Otherwise you could sound like a second rate novel.

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    Re: Doubt for the passive voice

    I'd suggest that inside the US you need the "to" as well.

    There's a difference between "I was written" and "I was written to by my girlfriend."

    I neglected one of the original sentences.

    To whom was this note written?
    It was written to me. -- This sentence is fine.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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