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  1. rock-onn's Avatar
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    #1

    I can do it/It can be done by me

    I can do it. (active voice, it means : i have the ability to do it)
    It can be done by me(passive voice, it means: It is possible to do it)

    Since the meaning changed I was confused. Did I convert to passive successfully?

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    #2

    Re: I can do it/It can be done by me

    It is a correct passive sentence, but have you got a good reason to use the passive? The active sounds far more natural, and could cover ability, possibility or permission- the context would make the intended meaning clearer.

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    #3

    Re: I can do it/It can be done by me

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    It can be done by me(passive voice, it means: It is possible to do it)
    No, it means "It is possible for me to do it", which is a different thing.

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    #4

    Re: I can do it/It can be done by me

    Converting active sentences into passive sentences as an exercise without having a reason for doing it often fails to produce natural or viable results.

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    #5

    Re: I can do it/It can be done by me

    That statement is agreed with by me.


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