Student or Learner
"He is playing with good friends"
This sentence does not have an object, it has a prepositional phrase (with good friends). Can it be converted into passive voice??
I have been taught that a sentence having no object can not be converted into the passive voice, then how is it possible to convert to to passive voice as:
'Good friends are being played with by him' ?
I've just demonstrated that it is possible, but it's implausible, unnatural, ugly, non-colloqial, artificial and unrealistic.
Non-native English teachers often give their students such pointless exercises as this, expecting the construction I concocted.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Dec-2014 at 18:23.