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    englishhobby is offline Key Member
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    She was offered to

    Can we change the phrase 'He offered to carry her bag" into a sentence with the passive form of the verb (if we don't want to mention the doer of the action)?

    She was offered to.... (have her bag carried for her????) ?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: She was offered to

    No. If you don't want to name the doer, say 'Somebody offered to carry her bag'.

    Trying to make that passive is something native speakers wouldn't do.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 17-Jun-2017 at 10:43.

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