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    passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    Can we convert optative and exclamatory sentences to the passive? if yes, please answer in detail to clear my doubt
    hurrah! we won the match
    may you live long.
    i shall be very thankful.
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    #2

    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by modessir View Post
    Can we convert optative and exclamatory sentences to the passive? If yes, please answer in detail to clear my doubt.
    I shall be very thankful.
    Please note my amendments to your post and give an example of each.

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    #3

    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    I had to look up "optative". Anyhow, I don't think you can put either one in the passive voice.

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    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    I'm not sure about conversion, but exclamatory sentences can certainly be passive.
    "Well, I'll be ****ed!" - Future passive and exclamatory.
    Why not post a few sentences of the type you are thinking about.

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    #5

    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    OK.

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    #6

    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    "May you be blessed with good health and ..."

    I believe this is an optative sentence in the passive.

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    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'm not sure about conversion, but exclamatory sentences can certainly be passive.
    "Well, I'll be ****ed!" - Future passive and exclamatory.
    Why not post a few sentences of the type you are thinking about.


    hurrah! we won the match
    may you live long.

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    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    Neither of the above can be naturally converted into passive.
    But both types of sentences (optative and exclamatory) can be passive if they are, as illustrated above.

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    #9

    Re: passive voice of optative and exclamatory sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by modessir View Post
    hurrah! we won the match
    may you live long.
    Did you notice my corrections to your earlier text in post #2?

    Please use Edit Post to correct your capitalisation and punctuation errors here.

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