Context: I ate pizza today. I put pizza on the table, and I sat on the chair. Then, I ate pizza.

I want to change “I ate pizza on the chair” into a passive form.

Is “Pizza was eaten on the chair” a correct expression in this context? Or is “pizza was eaten on the table” correct one?

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    Even the active form, "I ate pizza on the chair", does not sound like something a native speaker would say. It would be more natural to say "I ate pizza sitting on the chair."
    – stangdon
    Sep 1 '21 at 21:22

I think since pizza is food and most of the food is eaten on tables so I would say the second one is more accurate, that is: a pizza was eaten on the table.

src: needgrammar.com/list-of-phrasal-prepositions

  • What does “more accurate” mean? In this context, “a pizza was eaten on the chair” is also fine? Sep 1 '21 at 11:05
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    @Iloveeverybody Your example reads weird, it seems that the pizza that was eaten was laid (put) on the chair, people sit on chairs they don't eat food off them. If you wanted to say that you were sitting on the chair then you need to change things around but the passive voice here is totally irrelevant here and only makes you sound detached and cold.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Sep 1 '21 at 12:21
  • @Mari-Lou A Thank you. Sep 1 '21 at 12:27

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