2006Dear Teachers and Colleagues,
I have a question for an important cover letter about my dissertation, and appreciate your advice. What I want to know is whether or not gramatically a subject can take both active and passive verb together. Yes, certainly it can. 'He loves everyone and is loved by everyone.'
My example sentence is:
"As they made the transition, they brought along persons, networks, and institutions that had to be reworked under--and thus partially transformed--the socialist context." What do the two -- mean in your sentence? Can you rewrite the sentence without the two sets of hyphens. Perhaps commas would be a better choice, but you decide.
I think this sentence is OK because "that had to be reworked under...context" is just long adjectival subordinate clause that does not interfere with main verb "brought" but several English speakers have different opinions.
I really appreciate your advice on this matter.
Student or Learner