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    sIRION is offline Newbie
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    Help me please

    HI
    I need to finish this work here for my course..I don't get it actual

    We need to change the sentences, we should use the passive of the verbs.


    a) Someone trained him specially to do this work.
    He was specially trained to do this work.

    b) They pay him 5 an hour.
    He gets paid 5 an hour.

    c) They provide the tools and equipment for the job.

    d) You can negotiable working hours.

    e) They expect you to be punctual and polite to customers.

    f) You must take (your) annual leave in the summer months.


    I began to fill it out but even i recognized it that it sounds wrong..
    Can anybody help me
    Thank you in advance

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Help me please

    Quote Originally Posted by sIRION View Post
    HI
    I need to finish this work here for my course..I don't get it actual

    We need to change the sentences, we should use the passive of the verbs.


    a) Someone trained him specially to do this work.
    He was specially trained to do this work.

    b) They pay him 5 an hour.
    He gets paid 5 an hour. is paid

    c) They provide the tools and equipment for the job.

    d) You can negotiable working hours.

    e) They expect you to be punctual and polite to customers.

    f) You must take (your) annual leave in the summer months.


    I began to fill it out but even i recognized it that it sounds wrong..
    Can anybody help me
    Thank you in advance
    So far you've done ok. Why don't you finish them and repost then?

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    sIRION is offline Newbie
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    Re: Help me please

    HI thank s for youre correction..but i don't get it what they mean with 'change it to the passiv form'...the first two where only luck that they were correct.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Help me please

    Ah!


    Taking the third sentence:

    They provide the tools and equipment for the job

    In the passive it will be: Tools and equipment are provided for the job.


    Trying reading this and see if it helps you to complete the exercise: Passive Voice - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com

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    sIRION is offline Newbie
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    Re: Help me please

    Thank you i will try to finish the last ones

    d) You can negotiate working hours
    - Working hours are negotiate.

    e) They expect you to be punctual and polite to customers.
    To be punctual and polite to customers are expected.

    f) You must take your annual leave in the summer months.
    In the summer months you annual leave must be taken.??

    Would you correct me again?
    Thank you angelika

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Help me please

    Quote Originally Posted by sIRION View Post
    Thank you i will try to finish the last ones

    d) You can negotiate working hours
    - Working hours are negotiate.
    Working hours can be negotiated.

    e) They expect you to be punctual and polite to customers.
    You are expected to be punctual and polite to customers.

    f) You must take your annual leave in the summer months.
    Your annual leave must be taken in the summer months.

    Would you correct me again?
    Thank you angelika
    If you look carefully, you will see that what was the object in the source sentence becomes the subject in the passive sentence

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