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    Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    Hi everybody.
    I have 2 passive structures: one beginning with Direct Object and another one with Indirect Object.

    1. “Somebody gave me the book.”(Active)
    2. “I was given the book.” (Passive starts with Indirect Object )
    3. “The book was given to me.”(Passive starts with Direct Object)

    I am trying to do the same with the following sentence:

    1. Somebody asked me some questions. (Active)
    2. “I was asked some questions.” (Passive starting with Indirect Object)
    3. “Some questions were asked ......

    This is where my problem is. How should I continue the sentence to say that I was asked some questions. May be “Some questions were asked me.” “Some questions were asked from me.” I just want to use an object pronoun here at the end of sentence N3. How do I do it? Please help. Thank you.

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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    Look at your first series of sentences. The answer is there!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    "of me"

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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "of me"
    Yes, that's another possibility (I had not thought of it, to be honest).
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Yes, that's another possibility (I had not thought of it, to be honest).
    What were you thinking?

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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    What were you thinking?
    Who knows... it's siesta time here . I thought "to me" (which is what's taught here by default).
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    Re: Passive Voice Direct/Indirect Object

    I would use of me rather than to me. However, it's not that natural a sentence- why use the passive here?

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