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    Topic has to be spoken on.

    "Topic that has to be spoken on today." Is this sentence correct?

    Please check.

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    No. You possibly mean 'This topic needs to be (has to be/is to be) discussed today'.

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

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    No. You possibly mean 'This topic needs to be (has to be/is to be) discussed today'.
    Could you please tell me what would be the passive sentence for "you have to speak on this topic today?"

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    It would be this topic has to be spoken on today, but it's not very natural IMO.

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

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    It would be this topic has to be spoken on today, but it's not very natural IMO.
    So, we can't use passive voice for this kind of scenario?

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    It depends on what you mean by "this type of scenario". The following is normal: "This subject needs to be spoken about."

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It depends on what you mean by "this type of scenario". The following is normal: "This subject needs to be spoken about."
    "This topic needs to be spoken about". Is it also normal?

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    Yes.

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    The following is normal: "This subject needs to be spoken about."
    That sentence seems a little less unnatural than the original, but I have to say that I wouldn't call it 'normal'.

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    Re: Topic has to be spoken on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    That sentence seems a little less unnatural than the original, but I have to say that I wouldn't call it 'normal'.
    So, should we adhere to the active voice only for these kind of sentences?

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