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    Passive structures using "By" with an agent

    Circumstances will oblige me to go out for study (Active voice)
    I will be obliged to go out for study by circumstances (Passive voice)

    Members are requested to please tell me whether the use of "circumstances" after by in #2(Passive voice sentence) is correct or not?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Passive structures using "By" with an agent

    Quote Originally Posted by shani16 View Post
    Circumstances will oblige me to go out for study. End every sentence with the correct punctuation mark. (Active voice)
    I will be obliged to go out for study by circumstances. (Passive voice)

    Members are requested to please tell me whether the use of "circumstances" after "by" in #2_(Passive voice sentence) is correct or not. It's not a question, so use a full stop.
    It's more natural to say 'I will be obliged by circumstances to go out for study'.

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    Re: Passive structures using "By" with an agent

    Shani, what do you mean by 'to go out for study'?

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