Results 1 to 4 of 4

    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 5
    #1

    A minor problem with changing to Passive Voice

    Hi every body,

    I seek your help regarding the change to Passive voice of following sentence.

    "Why're you laughing loudly?".

    Thanks.
    Last edited by shehri; 09-Jul-2007 at 09:17. Reason: correction

  1. Harry Smith's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 2,932
    #2

    Re: A minor problem with changing to Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by shehri View Post
    Hi every body,

    I seek your help regarding the change to Passive voice of following sentence.

    "Why're you laughing loudly?". Your sentence has no object.
    Thanks.
    This sentence has no passive form. If you write like this: Why are you laughing at them? we could change into passive: Why are they being laughted at?

  2. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 16,038
    #3

    Re: A minor problem with changing to Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    This sentence has no passive form. ...
    And the reason for that is - shehri - it has no object. If you want to focus on the laughter, rather than on the people doing it, you could say 'Why can loud laughter be heard? '(but this is a pretty odd question; besides, although it has a passive in it, it's not a passive form of your sentence).

    b

  3. Harry Smith's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Armenian
      • Home Country:
      • Armenia
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation

    • Join Date: Aug 2006
    • Posts: 2,932
    #4

    Re: A minor problem with changing to Passive Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    And the reason for that is - shehri - it has no object. If you want to focus on the laughter, rather than on the people doing it, you could say 'Why can loud laughter be heard? '(but this is a pretty odd question; besides, although it has a passive in it, it's not a passive form of your sentence).

    b

Similar Threads

  1. changing into passive voice
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-May-2007, 13:06
  2. Passive voice or active voice
    By fleming in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2006, 03:38
  3. What is different between perfect tense and passive voice?
    By callonghouse in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Mar-2006, 04:13
  4. organization
    By Aldana in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-Dec-2005, 11:20
  5. english grammar
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2003, 15:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •