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    was agreed with by

    Hi:

    A friend of mine who is not a native speaker of English or a teacher said to me that it is impossible to say 'The teacher was agreed with by them.'

    I know that passive sentence sounds a little weird, but I'd like to ask if it is possible in grammar or not.

    Thanks.

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    Re: was agreed with by

    It's grammatical but it is extremely unnatural. There are just some sentences that don't work in the passive even when they're grammatically correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: was agreed with by

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's grammatical but it is extremely unnatural. There are just some sentences that don't work in the passive even when they're grammatically correct.
    This statement is agreed with by me.
    I am not a teacher.

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