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    #1

    Let down

    Hi guys,

    Is it correct to say "You will be let down by yourself"?

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    #2

    Re: Let down

    Are you hanging on a rope or disappointing yourself?

    "You will let yourself down" is probably what you mean.

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    Re: Let down

    So can we say "You will be let down by them" or "They will let you down", if 2 is correct, how to use passive for this.

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    #4

    Re: Let down

    Please reply guys.

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    #5

    Re: Let down

    If you wanted to turn "They will let you down" into passive voice, you would say "You will be let down by them". That is the first sentence in your question.

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    #6

    Re: Let down

    Please note that many of the passive sentences created by students and teachers are entirely unnatural.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Let down

    I agree. This sentence is much better in the active voice.

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