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Why didn't they give him the machine?
Can you please tell me which one is the correct passive form of the above sentence? I am confused!.
1. Why was the machine not given to him.?
2. Why wasn't given the machine to him.?
3. why wasn't he given it ?
Last edited by moniza; 29-Nov-2007 at 08:12.
In actual use, avoid the passive whenever you can.
Active verbs are clearer, more direct.
"Somebody had shot Mr Jones." -> Murder mystery novel
"Mr Jones had been shot." -> Newspaper report