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    Which is the subject?

    Good day teachers!
    I'm confused in knowing which is the subject in passive voice. I learned that the subject is the doer of the action but I read in an article that in passive voice the subject is the receiver of the action and not the source, is it correct teachers?
    Sam kicked the ball. - The subject is Sam
    The ball was kicked by Sam. - Which is the subject?
    and furthermore could you please correct me which subject should I use when the active voice is changed to passive voice:
    I kicked the ball- active
    The ball was kicked by I? or me?
    Thanks teacher.

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    Re: Which is the subject?

    'The ball' is the subject in 'The ball was kicked by me', where 'me' is the object of the preposition 'by'.
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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Good day teachers!
    I'm confused in knowing which is about the subject in the passive voice. I learned that the subject is the doer of the action but I read in an article that, in passive voice, the subject is the receiver of the action and not the source. Is it correct, teachers?
    Sam kicked the ball. - The subject is Sam
    The ball was kicked by Sam. - Which is the subject? "The ball" is the subject and "Sam" is the object of the preposition "by".
    And furthermore, could you please correct me on which subject should I should use when the active voice is changed to passive voice:
    I kicked the ball- active
    The ball was kicked by I? or me? The ball was kicked by me.
    Thanks teacher.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    could you please correct me on which subject should I should use when the active voice is changed to passive voice
    I think the question should be 'could you please tell me whether I should use the subject or object form when the active voice is changed to the passive?'
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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Does it mean teacher that it is not absolute that the subject is the doer of the action? I've been searching the net for article about subject but I could not find it.

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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Quote Originally Posted by smelvanzq View Post
    Does it mean teacher that it is not absolute that the subject is the doer of the action? .
    Yes. The subject of a verb is not necessarily the doer of the action.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 07-Jun-2016 at 17:38. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Which is the subject?

    Thanks teacher. Could you please share a link regarding this matter. Thanks!

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    Re: Which is the subject?

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