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    passive voice

    Hello,

    Could you explain to me what the sentence I wrote refers to?

    Collage students were told they would be participating in research about visual perception.

    Collage students were told =It was told to collage students ?

    Thanks.......

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    Re: passive voice

    It's already in the passive.

    SOMEONE told the college students...
    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: passive voice

    Does it comprise all the verbs or just the verbs which use without any preposition like 'to' ?

    For example,

    I was given an apple. (that is ok) Because I used two objects in passive.

    But what about one object?

    ' I was given' means ' someone gave an apple to us' or we can refer that ' we were given to someone or something' ?
    Last edited by aliii; 06-Nov-2011 at 13:06.

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    SOMEONE told the college students...
    Aliii, note the spelling of the word "college" in Barb's post. "Collage" is also a word and means something completely different.

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    Re: passive voice

    aliii, if you use complete sentences, it will be easier to answer your questions.
    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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