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    (solved) A Question About Passive & Causatives

    uphold: if you uphold something such as a law, a principle, or a decision, you support or maintain it.
    Our policy has been to uphold the law. If a court of law upholds a legal decision that has already been made, it decides that it was the correct .

    Hundreds of people ___ in the United States since the Supreme Court __ the death penalty in 1976.


    A) have been executed / upheld
    B) were executed / was upheld
    C) have executed / upheld
    D) executed / has been upheld
    E) have been executed / was upheld

    Answer key depicts B. I can not understand why passive form is true in the second form of the sentence. Could you please explain?

    Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in 1976. versus Supreme Court was upheld the death penalty in 1976.

    Edit 1: I mislook the key ,and I thought that key depicts B, however key depicts A.
    Last edited by tahasozgen; 16-May-2017 at 15:13.
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    Re: A Question About Passive & Causatives

    The key is wrong. The first half should be "have been executed" and the second should be the simple past "upheld". The correct answer is A.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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