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    Passive voice

    'I'd like someone to read to me.' I am supposed to change it into passive. Should I use 'have sb do sth'? -> 'I'd like to have someone read me', is it correct?

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    Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by barnej0096 View Post
    'I'd like someone to read to me.' I am supposed to change it into passive. Should I use 'have sb do sth'? -> 'I'd like to have someone read me', is it correct?
    This is a difficult to make into the passive without being very awkward.

    I'd like to have someone read me -- This sounds like something a talking book would say. Or maybe there are many psychics doing "readings." It's not what you want.

    I would like X.
    X becomes the subject. X would be liked.
    [For] someone to read to me would be liked.
    Someone reading to me would be appreciated -- this is slightly less awkward.
    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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