Election

She ____ last year.


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Firelord

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that should be either
1st means she went to elect (ovte)
2nd means she was elected by someone
 

MikeNewYork

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Firelord said:
that should be either
1st means she went to elect (ovte)
2nd means she was elected by someone

We don't usually use "elect" as an intransitive verb. :wink:
 

Tdol

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An intransitive verb has no object:

I laughed.

I can add other things to the verb, like adverbs (loudly), but not an object. A verb with an object is transitive:

I kicked the ball.
;-)
 

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Firelord said:
what is intransitive verb?

We usually "elect someone" or "elected to do something". We don't use "She elected." as a replacement for "She voted."
 

chtylmz

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the answer is sure to be was elected..since the task of electing is done by someone..then it must be used as passive..and..she can just be elected but can not elect..
 

chellamuthu

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Hello!


The people of USA elected Mr. Obama.


Is it Sounds o.k.?

Or any better alternative.


P.Chellamuthu
 

Huda-M

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I think second option is fine, but both of them are correct in my opinion.

She elected last year would mean she elected someone last year.

She was lected last year - she herself was elected last year.

But she alone can't elect someone...............
 

Arabi

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I would go with 2nd one :
She was elected ..
here it's passive voice ( i don't know much about grammer ) means she was elected by group of people ..
but we can also say :
She elected Obama last year ..

:cool:
 
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