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    Passive voice

    Hello,

    Please could some check to make sure these sentenxces are in the passive voice:
    A letter was written to the government about their politics.
    A letter has been written to the government about their politics.
    A letter is going to be written to the government about their politics.
    A letter will be written to the government about their politics.
    A letter will have been written to the government about their politics.
    A letter had been written to the government about their politics.

    A letter about the government's politics is going to be written.
    A letter about the governmentīs politics will be written.
    A letter about the government’s politics has been writte.
    A letter about the governmentīs politics was written.

    A letter about their politics is going to be written to the government.
    A letter about their politics has been written to the government.
    A letter about their politics will be written to the government.
    A letter about their politics is being written to the government.
    A letter about their politics had been written to the government.
    A letter about their politics will have been written to the government.

    A letter to the government about their politics is going to be written.
    A letter to the government about their politics has been written.
    A letter to the government about their politics will have been written.

    A letter about their politics will be written to the government.
    A letter about their politics is going to be written to the government.
    A letter about their politics has been written to the government.

    Could anyone suggest any more?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by VLCSTUDENT; 15-Sep-2016 at 12:29.

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    #2

    Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by VLCSTUDENT View Post
    Could anyway suggest any more?
    I sincerely hope not.

    Welcome to the forum, VLCSTUDENT.

    All of your sentences are possible. None is particularly natural. Some people would use 'its' rather than 'their'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 15-Sep-2016 at 12:15.

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    Re: Passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I sincerely hope not.
    Please forgive me for dashing your hopes, because I found 'A letter will be being written' at https://www.englishforums.com/Englis...vblcz/post.htm
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Passive voice

    Delarno, please read this extract from the Forum Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly in your post. Please note, all posts are moderated by our in-house language experts, so make sure your suggestions, help, and advice provide the kind of information an international language teacher would offer. If not, and your posts do not contribute to the topic in a positive way, they will be subject to deletion.

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