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    passive with a genitive object?

    Can I use the passive with the genitive object?
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    "He was stolen his car." (meaning: "His car was stolen." or "His car was stolen from him.")
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    derived from:
    "his car was stolen from [him]"
    "["him" -> "he"] was stolen his car [delete "from"]"

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    Re: passive with a genitive object?

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Can I use the passive with the genitive object?
    `
    "He was stolen his car." (meaning: "His car was stolen." or "His car was stolen from him.")
    `
    derived from:
    "his car was stolen from [him]"
    "["him" -> "he"] was stolen his car [delete "from"]"
    No. But you could say 'He had his car stolen'.

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    Re: passive with a genitive object?

    Is "He was stolen his car from." possible?

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