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Consider following sentence to be transformed into passive voice. Here what which verb out of 'like' and 'telling' I should consider ti be changed into v3 foRm in passive voice. Same confusion with object.Only thing on which I am sure, is subject which is 'I' here. I am confused with all the four options given in the question.

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Yes, these are pretty confusing sentences. The first thing to do is figure out what the main active verb is in the original sentence. In this case, it's telling, the continuous form of "to tell." Since you're looking for passive, you need to be able to recognize what the passive, continuous form of telling looks like. If you consult your textbook, the answer is being told.

In this example, there's only one sentence that actually contains a passive verb, and yes, it's being told. Sentence #2.

Another helpful hint. Try not to let repeated phrases interfere with seeing the sentences properly. In this example, every option contains I don't like and what to do. If you remove those phrases from every option (you could even cross them out), there are only a few words left in each sentence that you need to consider.

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  • Shouldn't the active verb be 'like' because this is the verb associated with the subject 'I'. Otherwise how can I come to conclusion that 'telling' is the main verb to be converted to passive form ? – Sanat Dec 22 '17 at 8:47

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