Passive voice — He used to put his dreams into practice.

bieasy

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Hi,

A teacher wants us to use the passive voice of "He used to put his dreams into practice"

I would say: "His dreams were put into practice." He say: "His dreams used to be put into practice"

Anyway, for me the three sentences are weird. You can make your dream come true, but how can you practice a dream.
 

Raymott

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Re: Passive voice

The passive is OK, grammatically. Again, the sentence is silly.
You are right about the sentences.
 

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Re: Passive voice

Both versions lose the subject of the original sentence. You could recover it by adding by him to the end of the passive version. This would be totally unnatural and is not worth learning.
 

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Re: Passive voice

Please note that I have changed your thread title.

Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'
 
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