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    #1

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    They started to respect her. (change into passive)
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    Re: start

    They started to respect her. (active)
    She was respected by them. (passive)

    Something was started... (passive)

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    Re: start

    Thank you

    She started to be respected by them.
    is this not correct?


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    Re: start

    Depends on what you mean by correct... It's not terribly eloquent.

    You have combined one active verb (start) and one passive verb (respect).

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    #5

    Re: start

    Quote Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
    Depends on what you mean by correct... It's not terribly eloquent.

    You have combined one active verb (start) and one passive verb (respect).
    She started to be respected by them.
    She was started to be respected by them.

    Which of them is grammatically correct and acceptable in meaning?

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    #6

    Re: start

    Quote Originally Posted by sash2008 View Post
    She started to be respected by them.
    This is grammatically correct passive form. I'd say:
    She began to be respected by them.
    She started to get respect from them.

    Some sentences don't lend themselves well to changing in this way.

    She was started to be respected by them.

    Which of them is grammatically correct and acceptable in meaning?
    R.

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