[Grammar] What's "I want to buy a watch for John." in the passive voice?

Mike MC

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How would you change the following sentence into the passive voice:
I want to buy a watch for John.
 

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I wouldn't even try. The result would be unnatural and never uttered by a native speaker. It's a pointless exercise. In fact, I can't even see how it would be possible.
 

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I wouldn't even try. The result would be unnatural and never uttered by a native speaker. It's a pointless exercise. In fact, I can't even see how it would be possible.
That's weird! Both want and buy are transitive, but the sentence can't be changed into the passive voice. :-o
 
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Well, we always ask users to make their own attempt first so please go ahead and give it a try. We'll comment on the result.
 

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That doesn't tell us that it's you who wants to buy it.
 

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No, it doesn't.

And post #6 still applies.
 
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