Would anybody specify the active form of the following passive sentence.

Our team is so blessed to have each other

Also please let me know the significance of "have" in the above sentence.

I really appreciate any help you can provide

  • My excuses for calling this construction passive. (0: Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 11:45
  • See def#3 here for have: merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have -- the (members of) the team have each other as team-mates. They share that relationship.
    – TimR
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 12:44

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In your sentence, 'blessed' has the idea of 'fortunate. 'Our team is blessed' is not really a passive construction.

If you are deeply religious, you may feel that it is passive, suggesting "God has blessed our team", but you then need to change the rest of the sentence to something like "in giving us each other".

  • What about "please let me know the significance of 'have' in the above sentence"?
    – DCShannon
    Commented May 27, 2015 at 2:11

active voices are the doer's of the sentence's passive is the receiver there are two main subjects in active an passive sentence's there is two subjects the active the person who does the action example mia sweeps the kitchen mia was the one doing the action she is the first subject now for passive it is the receiverthe sentence the kitchen was the receiver of the sweeping so that is active and passive

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    That is not what those terms mean. "Mia swept the kitchen" is a sentence in active voice, while "The kitchen was swept" is in passive voice. Mia and the kitchen are neither active nor passive voices. Commented May 26, 2015 at 22:55

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