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aysaa

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Hello,

I wanted the children to clean the table. (ACTIVE)
I wanted the table to be cleaned (by me). (PASSIVE)

Can we change this structure as the following? Does the sentece I have written below come to the same meaning as above?

-The children were wanted to clean the table (by me).

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Hello,

I wanted the children to clean the table. (ACTIVE)
I wanted the table to be cleaned (by me). (PASSIVE)

Can we change this structure as the following? Does the sentece I have written below come to the same meaning as above?

-The children were wanted to clean the table (by me).

Thanks.

No and no.
 

aysaa

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Thanks for the answer, but when I search for 'been asked to', I see lots of sentences in like https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/84456-i-i-said-i-told-i-have-been.html or https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/...d-write-charecterisations-novel-birdsong.html . Please help me about this structure.

I am writing some of them below.

4) I was told to contact you. (This means, "Someone told me to contact you.")
5) I have been told to contact you. (This sentence sounds very natural. Its meaning is similar to #4.)

If they are OK, why is the sentence I have asked wrong?

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Who wanted/Who cleaned?

The example you give is of a difference of tense (past/present perfect) and not subject.
 
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