Hot weather makes me feel tired.

What is the passive voice of the above sentence?

I am made feel tired by hot weather.

Is it correct?

Should we use "the" with "hot weather"?

  • 3
    "I am made to feel tired by hot weather", but someone else will have to explain the exact grammar of this.
    – Andrew
    Mar 3, 2017 at 17:43
  • Hot weather makes me tired. Hot weather is tiring for me.
    – WRX
    Mar 3, 2017 at 17:50
  • @WillowRex - Ah, but neither of those is actually passive.
    – stangdon
    Mar 3, 2017 at 17:53
  • @stangdon -- which is why I did not dare answer. I don't understand what passive means. If you explain it, maybe I'll get it!
    – WRX
    Mar 3, 2017 at 17:59
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    We find ourselves tiring when doing something that is tiring. Adjective tired already contains the idea that something has tired us. It is already a passive. We are put into the state tired by the difficulty of the task (or the oppressive heat)
    – TimR
    Mar 3, 2017 at 18:04

2 Answers 2


Make is an exceptional verb. It takes bare infinitival complements in the active:

Hot weather makes me feel tired.

But to-infinitival complements in the passive:

I am made to feel tired by hot weather.

This isn't a great example, though, because this passive is likely to be infelicitous (inappropriate). Most of the time, people would favor the active version of this sentence; there is unlikely to be a specific reason to use the passive version.

We can come up with more natural-sounding examples:

My parents made me wash the dishes. (active)
I was made to wash the dishes. (passive)

In this case, most people would favor the active version, but the passive version works if (for example) the speaker wishes to avoid saying who made them wash the dishes, so the passive is a bit more natural here.


"Make" can be used in different patterns. In your sentence you should use Make+object +adjective complement

Hot weather makes me tired.I am made tired by hot weather. (I am tired of hot weather.

In the active voice, make meaning "force someone to do something " is used with an infinitive without to. In the passive voice to should be used:

My boss made me work an extra day. I was made to work an extra day. Hot weather makes me feel tired. I am made to feel tired by hot weather.

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