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    active into passive

    I wonder if these sentences are correct :)

    1. I shut my front door every day.
    The front door is (are) shut by me every day .
    2. He has seen the criminal who robbed the bank.
    The criminal who robbed the bank has been seen by him.
    3. Peter watched the match on TV.
    The match was watched by Peter.

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    Re: active into passive

    Sentences 2 and 3 are correct. To choose which conjugation to use in sentence 1, ask yourself: How many front doors do I shut?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: active into passive

    Bear in mind that many sentences which are grammatically correct in the passive sound completely unnatural when used. All three of your sentences are good examples of that.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-May-2016 at 23:05.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: active into passive

    Quote Originally Posted by Marry123 View Post
    I wonder if these sentences are correct. :)
    Marry123, please don't use a home-made smiley to replace a standard punctuation mark.

    Why do you need to change these sentences from active to passive?

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    Re: active into passive

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Bear in mind that many sentences which are grammatically correct in the passive sound completely unnatural when used. All three of your sentences are good examples of that.
    I agree- converting them correctly into the passive just produces sentences that people are very unlikely to use. We use the passive for a reason, and there's no reason to do so here, though as long as the correct verb is selected in the first, there is nothing grammatically wrong with them.

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