2 added 2 characters in body edited Feb 17 '16 at 10:38 Kinzle B 3,6242222 gold badges6464 silver badges119119 bronze badges Example #1: Active voice: India expected to win the match. Passive (book answer): It was expected by India that they would win the match. My answer: India expected the match to be won.-->>False Example #2: Active: I expect her to finish the task. Passive (book answer): I expect the task to be finished by her. `Book answer is correct in both cases`.The solution lies in the undestandingunderstanding of "Infintive""Infinitive" In 1st example "to win" is the infinitive which act as a object to verb "expected" like a noun and also "to win" act as a verb to "the match(object)".therefore infinitive are known as verb-noun. In 2nd example "her" is the direct object to the verb "expect". Here "to finish the task" is object complement to "her(object)". to say it simple we can say that "to finish" is not object to the verb "expect". You can refer from "Wren And Martin" chapter->the Infinitive. I hope you will find this explanation useful Example #1: Active voice: India expected to win the match. Passive (book answer): It was expected by India that they would win the match. My answer: India expected the match to be won.-->>False Example #2: Active: I expect her to finish the task. Passive (book answer): I expect the task to be finished by her. `Book answer is correct in both cases`.The solution lies in the undestanding of "Infintive" In 1st example "to win" is the infinitive which act as a object to verb "expected" like a noun and also "to win" act as a verb to "the match(object)".therefore infinitive are known as verb-noun. In 2nd example "her" is the direct object to the verb "expect". Here "to finish the task" is object complement to "her(object)". to say it simple we can say that "to finish" is not object to the verb "expect". You can refer from "Wren And Martin" chapter->the Infinitive. I hope you will find this explanation useful Example #1: Active voice: India expected to win the match. Passive (book answer): It was expected by India that they would win the match. My answer: India expected the match to be won.-->>False Example #2: Active: I expect her to finish the task. Passive (book answer): I expect the task to be finished by her. `Book answer is correct in both cases`.The solution lies in the understanding of "Infinitive" In 1st example "to win" is the infinitive which act as a object to verb "expected" like a noun and also "to win" act as a verb to "the match(object)".therefore infinitive are known as verb-noun. In 2nd example "her" is the direct object to the verb "expect". Here "to finish the task" is object complement to "her(object)". to say it simple we can say that "to finish" is not object to the verb "expect". You can refer from "Wren And Martin" chapter->the Infinitive. I hope you will find this explanation useful 1 answered Jan 27 '15 at 7:00 Example #1: Active voice: India expected to win the match. Passive (book answer): It was expected by India that they would win the match. My answer: India expected the match to be won.-->>False Example #2: Active: I expect her to finish the task. Passive (book answer): I expect the task to be finished by her. `Book answer is correct in both cases`.The solution lies in the undestanding of "Infintive" In 1st example "to win" is the infinitive which act as a object to verb "expected" like a noun and also "to win" act as a verb to "the match(object)".therefore infinitive are known as verb-noun. In 2nd example "her" is the direct object to the verb "expect". Here "to finish the task" is object complement to "her(object)". to say it simple we can say that "to finish" is not object to the verb "expect". You can refer from "Wren And Martin" chapter->the Infinitive. I hope you will find this explanation useful