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    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    #1

    passive voice with 'have'

    Hi,

    I have an assignment in which I have to explain the following structure: It seems that the best sort of happiness is to be had by giving up the worst sort of pleasures.
    In some grammar textbook I found the explanation that the passive voice with have is used in a limited number of contexts but it doesn't say which ones. Can somebody please help me?
    I would really appreciate it


    • Join Date: Aug 2005
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    Re: passive voice with 'have'

    hi, it may be a passive voice but it's more like a fixed expression I think, it means 'to be obtained' here so it is not that easy to explain, it would be better to take it like it is :)


    • Join Date: Apr 2007
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    Re: passive voice with 'have'

    Yeah you are right. I just wrote it that way and it was correct. Thank you very much:)

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