r.well.i have learnt english for years now, but i have just met some problem with the passive voice recently.
I know that in english grammar,in the passive voice,we have some rules about change active sentences into passive sentences,but in this situation,i can't clearly understand that :
A : The government is building many new schools
=> p : Many new schools are built by the government (is that correct or not ???)
when you change from the active to the passive, the subject changes. So the verb now has to agree with "schools" - the new subject.
the man feeds the dogs => the dogs are fed by the man.
the subject changes from "the man" to "the dogs", so the verb changes from singular to plural. Yes, you can say "the dogs are fed".
a : The police arrested several dangerous criminals
=> p : Several dangerous criminals were arrested by the police (is that correct or not???) yes, it's correct.
i know a rule that when the subject is not clearly understand => we can remove this in passive sentence. you mean when the subject is clearly understood.
so, in this situation, "the police and the government " is not clearly enough. Can we remove them in sentences above??? And can you tell me another situation like this???
you can remove the former subject (the subject of the original sentence):
=> p : Many new schools are built.
=> p : Several dangerous criminals were arrested.
thanks a lot
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