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    Exclamation Math is taught by John on Sundays

    Dear Teachers,

    Would you please check the sentences below to let me know if they have been changed into passive voice in a correct way? Moreover, I have some little questions about them:

    1. John teaches math on Sundays. (Math is taught by John on Sundays, or Math is taught on Sundays by John.)
    By the way, is there any difference between them? Which one is more natural?


    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Passive voice

    For sentence 1, the first version emphasizes the teacher's name while the second emphasizes the day of the week. Like many passive-voice sentences, they are both rather unnatural though not impossible.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Math is taught by John on Sundays

    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words you are querying. I chose sentence 1 for the title. It would make things easier if you would stick to one question per thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Math is taught by John on Sundays

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words you are querying. I chose sentence 1 for the title. It would make things easier if you would stick to one question per thread.
    So shall I write each question again in several posts?

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    Re: Math is taught by John on Sundays

    That would make it much easier for us to deal with them, without it getting very confusing. Before you do it, please use the Edit Post function to remove all but question 1 from post 1 in this thread.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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