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In 1933 the rubber, clothing, and shipbuilding industries put into effect a six-hour workday,
not as a temporary expedient but as a seemingly permanent accommodation to what many observers thought was
an economy made overproductive by advances in technology.
Question: In my eye, put into is wrongly used and were put into should be used.
Afterwards I found some examples about put into in 《A DICTIONARY OF CURRENT IDIOMATIC ENGLISH》
(published by Chinese )：
1) The good idea was never put into effect.
2) We have decided to put the plan into effect.
So, I feel that passive tense should be used in the original sentence. Is my opinion right?
Dear teachers, thanks!!!
Last edited by dodonaomik; 21-Jan-2014 at 15:45.
The industries put a six-hour workday into effect.
The industries put into effect a six-hour workday.
A six-hour workday was put into effect by the industries.
The industries is the subject of the active-voice verb put in the first two sentences.