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    duygu_m Guest

    passive voive

    How can I ask a question to this sentence in passive?

    "Our trip had to be put off because my sister got sick "

    *Why was your trip had to be put off ? OR
    *Why did your trip have to be put off?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: passive voive

    Quote Originally Posted by duygu_m
    How can I ask a question to this sentence in passive?

    "Our trip had to be put off because my sister got sick "

    *Why was your trip had to be put off ? OR
    *Why did your trip have to be put off?

    Thank you for your help.
    Active: We put off our trip because my sister got sick.
    Passive: Our trip was put off because my sister got sick.

    Question Formation
    1. Replace 'because my sister got sick' with 'Why?':
    Our trip was put off Why?
    2. WH-Movement: Move 'Why' to the front of the sentence:
    Why our trip was put off?
    3. Subject-Aux Inversion: Switch the positions of the subject and the auxiliary:
    Why was our trip put off?

    Optional
    4. Pronoun agreement (Semantics): Replace 'our' with 'your':
    Why was your trip put off?

    Question: Why was your trip put off?
    Answer: Because my sister got sick.

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    duygu_m Guest
    I want to learn the in fact theposition of "HAVE TO" in the sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by duygu_m
    I want to learn the in fact theposition of "HAVE TO" in the sentence

    A.
    Statement: Active
    We have to put off our trip because my sister is sick. (Present tense)

    Statement: Passive
    Our trip has to be put off because my sister is sick. (Present tense)

    Question
    Why do you have to put off your trip? (Present tense)


    B.
    Statement: Active
    We had to put off our trip because my sister is/was sick. (Past tense)

    Statement: Passive
    Our trip had to be put off because my sister is/was sick. (Past tense)

    Question
    Why did you have to put off your trip? (Past tense)

    :D

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