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    what is the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him" ??

    what's the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him"? my english teacher said that the form of passive voice for "was angry" is "was got/gotten angry" so, it'd be "He was got/gotten angry by his mother", is it grammatically correct?? because It sounds really awkward to me thanks in advance

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    Re: what is the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him" ??

    If you want a passive, use the verb anger: he was angered.... However, this has a different meaning and from the original. Basically, you can't put this sentence into the passive. You could say His mother was angered, but it doesn't work very well with by him- you could say she was angered by what he did/said.

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    Re: what is the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him" ??

    There is no passive form of your original sentence. If your teacher's sentence were the passive equivalent of anything anything, it would be 'His mother got him angry', itself a not very natural sentence.

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    Re: what is the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him" ??

    Quote Originally Posted by qoshimas View Post
    what's the passive voice form for "Mother was angry with him"? my english teacher said that the form of passive voice for "was angry" is "was got/gotten angry" so, it'd be "He was got/gotten angry by his mother", is it grammatically correct?? because It sounds really awkward to me thanks in advance
    Of course it sounds really awkward; it's wrong. If the active sentence you want to make passive has no object, that nonthing can't be turned into the sentence's subject.

    As Tdol suggested, use angered; that has a object, which can be made subject: 'John angered his mother/John's mother was angered by him'. That passive form sounds a bit odd, but at least it's grammatical. (People are usually angered by a <thing>. 'John's mother was angered by his intransigence/pig-headeness/insensitivity....<enter-other-annoying-characteristic-here>')

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