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    was made by...

    Hi,

    1- I was made by my mom to clean my room when I was just a lad.

    2- I was made to clean my room by my mom when I was just a lad.

    Could you please tell me where must I put 'by mom mom' in the sentence I have written? (My opinion is number 2 is OK, but I don't know sentence one is OK or not).

    Thanks.

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    Re: was made by...

    When I was a lad, I was made to clean my room by my mum.

    More natural: When I was a kid, my mum made me clean my room.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: was made by...

    We seem to be getting a lot of questions about passive constructions recently. If teachers and/or coursebooks insist on this, there is nothing we can do about it, but learners need to know that most native speakers tend to prefer the active unless there is good reason to use the passive.

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    Re: was made by...

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    (My opinion is number 2 is OK, but I don't know sentence one is OK or not).
    #2 is OK, but the active is better. #1 is very clumsy for me.

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