I used the sentence below in the class and all my colleagues think it's wrong and I should change it into a passive sentence.
"when I got home the toast had burnt."
Since Oxford says: "if food burns, or if you burn it, it is spoiled because it gets too hot", I figured it was correct.
Thanks in advance.
So is my sentence wrong?
So I can use "burn" as an intransitive verb. Do the sentences below mean the same?
"By the time I got home, the toast had burnt."
"By the time I got home, the toast had been burnt."
Last edited by samira.m; 16-Dec-2013 at 20:57.
Thanks for your help.
From a safety point of view, I don't recommend leaving the house while waiting for your toast to be ready!
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.