Yes, it is passive voice.
Interested in Language
Greetings, this is my first post in this forum. If I make any mistakes, kindly please let me know. Many thanks!
I know that the answer to the following question is "RECOVERED", but I don't know what is the correct grammatical explanation for it. Are there many ways to explain this answer or only one? Passive voice?
Qn: Don't worry! It's only a matter of time that your lost items will be RECOVERED," Jane comforted her sister.
Thanking you in advance for helping me to understand.
It may be so but it is common to be 'doubly polite' in the Asian context.
not a teacher
Many thanks to all for your replies! I agree that the word 'kindly' should be omitted as it is obviously redundant Hmmm...i didn't realise this till now!
It's true though that it's common to be 'doubly polite' in the Asian context :)
@MikeNewYork: I would appreciate it if you could explain to me using passive voice. Thank you!
A sentence in the active voice with a transitive verb has a subject, a verb, and a direct object. In the passive voice, the direct object becomes the subject and the verb is transformed to the passive voice. If the previous subject appears at all, it becomes the agent.
Active voice: I saw her on campus.
Passive voice: She was seen on campus (by me).
Active voice: The dog bit a cat.
Passive voice: The cat was bitten (by the dog).
@MikeNewYork...ermm can you please help me to understand your explanation by way of passive voice, using the sentence below. Sorry to trouble you. Many thanks!
Question: Don't worry! It's only a matter of time that your lost items will be RECOVERED," Jane comforted her sister.
Don't worry! It's only a matter of time before somebody will recover your lost items," Jane comforted her sister.
I am not a teacher.
And I think the word 'before' should replace 'that' in the original too.