I want to know the passive voice of this sentence "π“πžπ₯π₯ 𝐑𝐒𝐦 𝐭𝐨 π₯𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐦".

  • Sounds terrible, but totally passive: He should be told by you that the room must be left by him.
    – Alex_ander
    Dec 17 '19 at 14:47
  • There's no passive equivalent of your example. The closest would be "He should be told to leave the room", but it's not an exact passive equivalent of your example.
    – BillJ
    Dec 17 '19 at 17:02

Your sentence actually contains two imperatives:

  • Tell him
  • Leave the room

The passive voice of these two commands in isolation would be:

  • Let him be told
  • Let the room be left

However, your original sentence is an active command to deliver a message to somebody else in the active voice. To change this sentence to passive voice, you need only to change the imperative that is directed at the hearer, so the answer to your question would be:

Let him be told to leave the room.

However, you could also passively request someone deliver a message in the passive voice. If you wanted to change both to passive, then it would be:

Let him be told that the room must be left.

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    Actually, the only imperative is the matrix "Tell him ....", where the understood subject of "tell" is "you". The subject of the infinitival clause "to leave the room" is not understood as "you", but as "him".
    – BillJ
    Dec 17 '19 at 17:12
  • @BillJ Agreed, that's why I said that it contained two "in isolation". I've made some minor edits to try and make that clearer. I suspect that this question has been posed to the OP, and has been designed to highlight this issue.
    – Astralbee
    Dec 18 '19 at 10:09

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