Is it possible to use passive voice in conditional or past unreal clauses?
Is it okay to say unreal past instead of past unreal ? Does it change the meaning or sound peculiar?
If an example had been provided, suggestions and comments would have followed. If, even now, examples were to be provided, suggestions and comments would, I am sure, be made.
"We can use the passive voice with the conditional." Active
"The passive voice can be used with the conditional." Passive
"Would the passive voice be used in the conditional?" Passive voice used in the conditional.
"Why do you think the passive voice wouldn't be used in the conditional?" Passive voice used in the conditional.
Is this what you meant?
Last edited by Raymott; 06-Aug-2011 at 10:33.
and I was wondering if you could tell me about the substitution of words?
is it odd to say past unreal instead of unreal past or conditional passive instead of passive conditional and such examples? do they convey the emphasis?
Last edited by faryan; 06-Aug-2011 at 10:59. Reason: ask a Q
But this is the whole point about providing your own examples. You don't have to rely on the ones we provide to be acceptable to your purposes.
"If you want an example of how the passive voice can be used in the conditional, you can provide one for yourself that satisfies all your criteria."