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Intransitive verbs (verbs which do not take objects) cannot be used to form passive sentences.
They are OK. But, I have seen the verb 'wait' is an intransitive verb, and can't we construct a sentence as below?
- John came to the meeting.
- *John was come to the meeting (incorrect).
- The cat died in the street.
- *The cat was died in the street (incorrect).
- We went to the zoo.
-I don't like to be waited for hours.
-You are being waited(by someone).
or the verb 'talk'.
-I don't like to be talked about me.
Last edited by aysaa; 08-Mar-2012 at 13:38.
Thanks... But we can use these intransitive verbs in the relative clauses as a passive structure, is that right?
-Still, a coaching career waited a few years.
-Still, a coaching career which has been waited a few years.
-I saw a kid waited outside the door for hours.
-Maybe that is an idea which can be agreed by the teacher.
-I desire a city which can be easily lived by people.
Last edited by aysaa; 08-Mar-2012 at 13:40.
Sorry, but you are not being helpful to me about this. Why don't you fix them instead of saying no? I have seen some of them in this page.
a waited - FrazeIt Search
be lived in - FrazeIt Search
And also I have thought that it may be better if I put 'in' in this example:
I desire a city in which can be easily lived by people.
Last edited by aysaa; 08-Mar-2012 at 14:54.
Which of the sentences on that page is in the passive voice?
PS: Were you looking for the transitive verb 'await'? It would be uncommon to use this in the passive, but it's possible.
"His servant awaited him. He was awaited by his servant."
Last edited by Raymott; 08-Mar-2012 at 16:22.
That is an idea which is agreed on by the teacher.
I want a city which can be easily lived in.
I was waited on (that is, served) in the restaurant.
I don't like being talked about.
So many thanks...That was What I wanted to say!
My other question is can we use the intransitive verbs in the sentences as adjective meanings, especially before nouns?
-A lived place.
-A died person.
-A agreed point....etc