It will depend on the verb. "I was notified" that you skipped school, yes, but not "I was written."Hi,
When there aretwoobjects in an active sentence, there aretwopossible active sentences andtwopossible passive sentences. I don't agree. The direct object in the active sentence becomes the subject of the pasive sentence. There are SOME verbs (like your "I was told" below) where this works, but many where it does not.
The students were explained the exercise by the professor. No, not a valid sentence. The professor did not explain the students, (s)he explained the exercise. Therefore, "The exercise by explained to the student [by the professor]."
But I have read that in spoken English we can say:
'I was told' instead of 'that was told to me'.
I was told that you skipped the school.
I was told I could go to jail because I can't pay back the debt.Can we use this stlyle for all the verbs or only the verb 'tell'?
For example: ''I was written'' instead of ''that was written to me''.
I was written that you skipped the school. (Is that OK?)
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