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Context:
"If I got locked away"
And we lost it all today.

What is the active voice of "If I got locked away"?

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If someone locked me away

Either way, it doesn't really scan, since the first stanza has six syllables and the second seven. Unless you pronounce "locked" with two syllables ("lock-ed"), which is clumsy.

Anyway. Other examples of this structure:

"Should it be stolen" -> "Should someone steal it"

"It got damaged" -> "Someone damaged it"

"When you got promoted" -> "When someone promoted you".

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    It seems important to point out that a sentence doesn't have voice, but that a clause does. For instance, what is the voice of the sentence "We lost it all today when I was locked away" ... ? – P. E. Dant Jun 23 '17 at 22:26

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