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    change into passive voice please

    1. They make footballs in that factory.
    2. People must not leave motorbikes in the driveway.
    3. They build the skyscraper in 1934.
    4. The students will finish the course by March.
    5. They are repairing the old building this month.

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    Quote Originally Posted by mariamtariq View Post
    1. They make footballs in that factory.
    2. People must not leave motorbikes in the driveway.
    3. They build the skyscraper in 1934.
    4. The students will finish the course by March.
    5. They are repairing the old building this month.

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    (1) I think that the teachers want you to try first, and they will

    check your answers.

    (2) I think it is OK if I tell you that there is a spelling mistake in

    No. 3. It should be "built."

    Good luck.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    Welcome to the board, mariamtariq.

    TheParser is right. You try first.

    We don't do your homework.

    Rover

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    1. Foot balls are made in that factory.
    2. Motorbikes should not be left by people in the driveway.
    3. In 1934,the skyscraper was built by them.
    4. By March course will be finished by the students.
    5. The old building will be repaired this month.

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    Quote Originally Posted by mariamtariq View Post
    1. Foot balls are made in that factory.
    2. Motorbikes should not be left by people in the driveway.
    3. In 1934,the skyscraper was built by them.
    4. By March course will be finished by the students.
    5. The old building will be repaired this month.
    NOT A TEACHER,

    One thing that I see incorrect here is that

    By March course will be finished by the students.

    SHOULD BE

    By March, the course will be finished by the students.

    Other than that, great job!

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    Quote Originally Posted by mariamtariq View Post
    1. Foot balls are made in that factory.
    2. Motorbikes should not be left by people in the driveway.
    3. In 1934,the skyscraper was built by them.
    4. By March course will be finished by the students.
    5. The old building will be repaired this month.

    ***** A NON-TEACHER's COMMENT *****


    (1) I agree with kiwi man: you have done a great job.

    Congratulations!!!


    (2) May I just point out a few things?

    (a) In sentence No. 2, the auxiliary verb is "must," so it might

    be helpful to keep it: Motorbikes must not be left in the driveway (by

    people). (As you know, the "by ..." part is usually not necessary.

    But this is an exercise, so we shall keep it.)

    (b) "Footballs" is one word.

    (c) No. 3 is fine. I would personally prefer "The skyscraper was

    built in 1934 by them."

    (d) As kiwi man suggested, a "the" in front of "course" would be

    very helpful.

    (e) No. 5 can be very confusing:

    They are repairing the building this month.

    Did you notice the "-ing"? Well, that means that we also need

    an "-ing" in the passive:

    The building is being repaired this month.

    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Re: change into passive voice please

    thank you all for helping me out....now i can understand the difference more easily.

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