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    #1

    the passive voice

    1. ''A pretty girl is making us some coffee.''

    1a. ''Some coffee is being made by a pretty girl for us.''
    1b. ''Some coffee is being made for us by a pretty girl.''

    Are both correct?
    I have no English teacher, I try to improve my language on my own. Thanks for your help.

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    #2

    Re: the passive voice

    Yes, but "b" is more natural.

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    #3

    Re: the passive voice

    Remember, as always, that the passive voice is rarely the most natural voice for a sentence. We spend a lot of time on this forum reading and correcting active/passive exercises where there was absolutely nothing wrong with the active in the first place. Too much emphasis is put on this construction.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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