I am looking for someone to help me because one of students has asked before:
They have a big villa.
he wanted me to change it into the passive form. I was embarrassed at first then I decided to say have means possess or own then it was possible after changing have> but it is not convincing, I need ur help.
Your example sentence won't work in passive voice. Have is transitive, true, but it doesn't express an act.
Active: They have a big villa.
Passive: A big villa is had by them.
Here's an example with have that works in passive voice,
Active: All had a good time.
Passive: A good time was had by all.
Does that help?
Last edited by BobK; 30-May-2007 at 12:48.