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    would passive voice

    Hello,

    Can we use 'passive voice' with 'would' when using 'wish clause' ? I think the answer is yes, but I couldn't find that in any source. For that reason, I ask.

    I wish you would be taken to the Jake's party by someone else.

    Thanks.

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    Re: would passive voice

    Yes, you can, though that sentence would be more natural in the active voice.

    I wish it hadn't been stolen sounds fine to me.

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    Re: would passive voice

    I wish somebody else would take you ...


    'Would' after 'wish' suggests suggests some form of willingness on the part of the grammatical subject. It is therefore unlikely in passive constrctions.

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