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    active voice-passive voice

    Hi there!

    how to write following sentence in PASSIVE VOICE?.

    1. I focus on money

    Thank you for your consideration and your time.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    What do YOU think is the answer? Is this homework? If so, you are not likely to find any help around here, I'm afraid.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Feb-2015 at 19:22. Reason: Fixing typo.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Kana1919 View Post

    How can I write the following sentence in the passive voice?

    1. I focus on money.
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    We do not provide answers to students' homework assignments.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    Of course you can write this sentence in the passive voice as "Money is focused on by me". However, it doesn't make sense to write this in the passive because the whole point of the passive is to promote the object over the subject, which is clearly not the case here !. In your sentence, the subject is more important than the object, so it makes sense to leave it in the active voice .

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    No, not a homework. I just practise English myself. But, I can not convert that sentence. that is it. Actually, I am an university student. I know how to learn. but English is only the barrier which I try to overcome. Anyway, thank you for your valuable reply.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    First of all, thank you for your valuable advice. But, one thing I want to say that I never think to waste my time to make me stupid.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Kana1919 View Post
    No, not a homework.
    Say:

    It is not homework.

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    It is not a homework assignment.


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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    Kana, in what way are you making yourself stupid?

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    As you were told in another thread, when you convert something into the passive (if you really must do so), you need to make sure that you are losing nothing from the original.

    "I focus on money", when converted into the passive, needs to contain all of the same information. "Money is focused on" omits a very important part of the original. Can you see what is missing?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: active voice-passive voice

    Thank you for clear explanation.

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