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    Questions for Students and Teachers

    Whats the biggest problem that you or your students have with the passive form?

    I am a new teacher and I have to teach a lesson on passive tomorrow and I am trying to find any potential problems so I can resolve them quickly.

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    Re: Questions for Students and Teachers

    I guess that depends on the nationality of your students. I teach Germans, and the German passive voice is very similar to the English passive voice. I can imagine, though, that Russians might have a harder time with it.

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    In malaysia, we normally use passive when we emphasize something. for an example. James cleans the room. in passive " The room is cleaned by james"


    good luck teacher~!


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    -kahhong

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    Re: Questions for Students and Teachers

    That is the use of passive, but what I am really looking for is problems that you have experienced while learning passive/active though I can't see my class having problems. I am really looking to fix their problems before they occur.

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    Wink Re: Questions for Students and Teachers

    i would like to share my difficulty when 1st i learnt english especially passive and active. Im a weak student. i did not know what were the differences between active and passive (the differeces that i mean is structure of the sentences) . besides that, why dont we use passive instead of using active.


    other than that, what is the purpose we use active and passive...


    hope i would help you..


    Warmest Regards,


    -kahhong

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    Re: Questions for Students and Teachers

    Thats the only problem I see, but I have that problem taken care of. Thanks

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    Re: Questions for Students and Teachers

    Students might ask the following questions about the passive voice:

    [1] When do you use the present form of the passive?; e.g., Max is taken care of.

    [2] Why is it that not every transitive verb has a passive form?

    [3] What's the difference between "Max was seen doing it" and "Max had been seen doing it"? And, are they both passive voice?

    [4] In some cases, adding a "by"-phrase renders a passive sentence semantically awkward; i.e., ungrammatical. Why? ;)

    All the best.

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