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    A good friend gave her that new bag.

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    A good friend gave her that new bag.

    The passive form of this sentence is: "A new bag was given to her by a good friend"

    why do we say "gave her" in the active form but "was given to her" in the passive form?

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    Re: A good friend gave her that new bag.

    Because 'give someone something' can be written as 'give something to someone' according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/give
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    Re: A good friend gave her that new bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post
    why do we say "gave her" in the active form but "was given to her" in the passive form?
    We usually prefer to use GIVE without the preposition in the active in BrE. However, we almost always use the preposition in the passive. It's just one of those things.

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    Re: A good friend gave her that new bag.

    Quote Originally Posted by Venus.jam View Post


    A good friend gave her that new bag.

    The passive form of this sentence is: "That new bag was given to her by a good friend".
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