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    Question active to passive voice

    Good evening sir

    It is satya. It is possibe to translate every passive voice in active voice.

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    Re: active to passive voice

    I am not a "sir" but I will answer anyway.

    No.

    An active voice sentence requires a doer, an action, and a recipient of the action. If your passive sentence has only the recipient of the action and the action, you cannot alsays rewrite it into a meaningful active sentence.
    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: active to passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I am not a "sir" but I will answer anyway.

    No.

    An active voice sentence requires a doer, an action, and a recipient of the action. If your passive sentence has only the recipient of the action and the action, you cannot alsays rewrite it into a meaningful active sentence.
    ok but I think it is possible.

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    Re: active to passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by satya_sson33 View Post
    ok but I think it is possible.
    In "George is believed to be rich" we do not know who believes this. An approximate active voice equivalent is 'Some people believe George to be rich', but we don't know for certain that the person who uttered the original sentence had 'some people' in mind. It might have been 'many' or 'most' people. We simply cannot transform a passive sentence exactly into an active sentence if we do not know the 'doer' of the action, as Barb has already suggested.

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