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  1. nurul `atiqah's Avatar

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    Unhappy which one is the subject

    dear teacher
    He bite the cat (active)
    The cat was bit by him (passive)
    ((are the sentences grammatical?))

    ok..the question is..
    in the active sentence, "He" become the subject.
    however, in the passive sentence, which one is the subject?
    "him" or "the cat"??

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    Re: which one is the subject

    He bit the cat.
    The cat was bitten by him. (Correct but not a very natural sentence)

    In the passive sentence, 'the cat' is the subject. We call 'him' the agent.

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    Re: which one is the subject

    ok...thanks...

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