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    I was run after by a dog.

    Hi,
    A dog ran after me.
    For this sentence, can I say it by using the passive voice? That is, I was run after by a dog. Does this sentence sound ok?
    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglearning View Post
    Hi,
    A dog ran after me.
    For this sentence, can I say it by using the passive voice? That is, I was run after by a dog. Does this sentence sound ok?
    Thanks a lot.
    Yes, it's ok.

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    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Yes, it's ok.
    Personally, ' A dog chased me ' looks a simpler sentence.


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    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by arunp View Post
    Personally, ' A dog chased me ' looks a simpler sentence.
    However, it is not passive.

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    #5

    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    However, it is not passive.
    what about ' I was chased by a dog ' ?

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    #6

    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    I hope you know that "chase" and "run after" are equal.

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    #7

    Re: I was run after by a dog.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    I hope you know that "chase" and "run after" are equal.

    Yes, they are same in meaning. However, "CHASE" is far more commonly used than "RUN AFTER" when it comes to describing this kind of situation. According to Google, "CHASE" easily trumps "RUN AFTER" (20,000+ entries vs. a paltry five hits)!

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