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    #1

    passive

    I have to change 2 sentences into passive and I have 2 for each. Can you help me check if they are correct or not?
    1. They often buy books in this store.
    -Books are often bought in this store.
    -Books in this store are often bought.
    2. He never borrows books from library.
    - Books are never borrowed from library (by him)
    - Book aren't borrowed from library (by him.)
    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: passive

    Why do you want to make them passive?

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    #3

    Re: passive

    They are in an exercise that i have to change sentences into passive

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    #4

    Re: passive

    Is this homework?

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    #5

    Re: passive

    Yes. can you help me check if my sentences are correct according to grammar points
    1. They often buy books in this store.
    -Books are often bought in this store.
    -Books in this store are often bought.
    2. He never borrows books from library.
    - Books are never borrowed from library (by him)
    - Book aren't borrowed from library (by him.)

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    #6

    Re: passive

    I'm sorry but we cannot help with homework. After you have received corrections or comments from your teacher, if there are any you don't understand, please ask us about them.

    Mesnwhile, feel free to tell your teacher that native speakers have told you that 95% of passive transformation exercises are pointless and far too many result in sentences no native speaker would ever spontaneously say.
    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: passive

    You are an English teacher, aren't you, tranlam?

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    #8

    Re: passive

    I think an English teacher also has to do homework as long as s/he is studying for a higher degree, am I wrong?

    Not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think an English teacher also has to do homework as long as s/he is studying for a higher degree, am I wrong?

    Not a teacher.
    No, you're not wrong - it's possible.

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    #10

    Re: passive

    Not a teacher.

    1. They often buy books in this store.

    Books are often bought by them in this store.

    2. He never borrows books from library.

    Books are never borrowed by him from library.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Aug-2014 at 18:15. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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