Questions tagged [passive-voice]

"Passive voice" is the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the patient of its action.

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Tell me all wrong grammar points in this short simple sentence

What do you think of this sentence: "How many days is quarantined?" using "is" wrong with to be verb while we have "how many days" and is it correct to use the passive form "quarantined" in this way? ...
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spend the day bent/ bending over something

It's shown in OALD that spend something doing something spend something in doing something Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary 9th edition © Oxford University Press, 2015 However, I've come ...
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How to get rid of passive voice misuse?

I know that the following sentence has grammatical error: The simulation results of the winglet was provided. How can I reframe this sentence correctly?
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Make a new sentence with the verb in brackets

Many bacteria are resistant to antibiotics. (to be believed). I thought it could be "Many bacteria believed to be resistant to antibiotics". But it sounds weird to me. :(
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Complete the line - passive voice

I have a homework, I have to complete the text and there is a sentence She still ________ to be a Russian hero. I have to add the word CONSIDER in correct form. I thought it's She is still ...
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What is the difference between 'are taken' and 'will be taken' in the following sentence

I am not sure what the answer is to this multiple choice question is. These criminals ----------- to prison after their trial. 1) are taken 2) will be taken In my opinion, ...
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Passive Voice when third person is YOU

What is the passive voice of "you have completed the assignment", is it "The assignment have been completed by you"?
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Passive voice misuse -error

requesting your help This is because the data packets are transmitted electronically, which means that these messages can be exchanged at a much higher rate than any physical medium. Is the ...
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What is the grammar rule for “to be” in this sentence?

Can someone explain to me what the grammar rule for "to be" is in this sentence: "Landlords and tenants often disagree over paying for things to be mended". Is it a passive construct? Here's ...
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‘The turkey won’t fully cook’ needs to use passive voice?

I found this sentence in an English leaning material: The temperature needs to be 220 at the minimum or else the turkey won’t fully cook. The subject of the latter half is ‘turkey’. Do we need to ...
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Had broken or had been broken

I have never seen any use of 'passive voice' in a conditional sentence before. I was reading a story book and found one of the story characters saying, What would have happened if the bridge had ...
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Which is correct *is; is being; was /were*?

A complete sentence: If only Anny [is; is being; was / were] a bit more reliable. Then we wouldn't have to wonder if the job is being done correctly.
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Is it correct to use 'have had + verb (past participle)'?

A reward has been announced for the employees who have worked or have had worked hard. As far as I understand this is an example of present perfect tense. Here, have is an auxiliary verb and it will ...
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It is possible to use “to get” instead of “to be” in passive voice?

Are the below sentences passive? my car got stolen? to get dressed. It is possible to use "to get" instead of "to be" in passive voice, for any tense and verb?
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“electricity was suddenly turned off” or “electricity suddenly turned off”

Randall has been writing his paper when the electricity suddenly turned off The difference between "was turned off" and "turned off" Can I use present perfect progressive has been if "the electricity ...
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passive form of the verb blame

We blame who for starting the fire ? = Who is blamed by us for starting the fire ? = Who is blamed for starting the fire ? (=Who must take the responsibility for starting the fire ?) In my ...
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Is it always appropriate to omit the verb to be from a passive voice sentence?

I can replace A solution is needed urgently. Newer version has already been installed. with A solution needed urgently. Newer version already installed. Is this kind of omission always ...
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Omitting to in a passive sentence

Is it acceptable to omit "to" in the sentence. A letter was written his parents by him. Or should I write: A letter was written to his parents by him.
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According to Grammarly, this sentence is incorrect. But is it really?

I was given two movie tickets by my mother I was using Grammarly and it says "by" should be replaced by "from". Please find a link to the Grammarly checker here.
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Can we use “with” instead of “by” after passive voice?

Can we use "with" instead of "by" after passive voice? For instance, "it can be done by the aid of you". In the above example, can we apply "with" in lieu of "by"?
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Correct use of passive voice in “His mobile phone is turned off”

The following sentence has written in the passive voice, but Grammarly took an error as a "Passive Misuse", I would like to know what the problem has it? His mobile phone is turned off According to ...
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Which one is the grammatically correct sentence? Why the other alternatives are wrong?

A. The matter was informed to the police. B. The matter has been informed of the police. C. The police was informed of the matter. D. The police were informed of the matter. The police refers to a ...
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“I have been graduated from XYZ University in ABC-MSc” is correct?

graduate verb is intransitive and as far as I know, this sort of verbs couldn't be used as a passive form. Am I right? I have strangely seen it is correct in some website like this: https://answers....
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make active sentence into passive “He doesn't disturb him.”

I am having trouble turning these sentences into active/passive voice. I have tried but the active/passive meaning contradicts with the main meaning. 1.He doesn't disturb him.(Passive)
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can we say “being seen”?

There is a point in the "choose the correct answer" question that goes like " "The old man ....... to cross the crowded street." 1- has seen 2- has been seen 3- sees 4 - is being seen. My teacher ...
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To talk about admission to a university

I want to get admitted into Cambridge University. I want to get myself admitted into Cambridge University. I can't get admitted there. Is the sentence grammatical or acceptable if I don't use ...
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Passive voice present perfect tense vs present perfect continuous tense

introduce There are several job oriented courses that have been being introduced in the universities’ curriculum. or There are several job oriented courses that have been introduced in ...
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“He was introduced (to) essay structure.”

I introduced essay structure to him Which passive sentence is correct and why? He was introduced to essay structure. He was introduced essay structure.
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Is there way to use `respected` in passive voice with object pronoun

I want to say that there two persons who came to do something and I highly respect them and I want to call them by name in the same sentence. I thought it should be like this: "Deeply respected by me, ...
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Where to put past participles?

Can anyone show me how to put a question to the bold part of the following sentence? "There are two days left." I've come up with one question and it is "How many days left are there". Is it ...
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Is “He was killed by himself” correct?

(1) He killed himself. (2) He was killed by himself. Which one is better? If I want to passive 1st sentence is it correct to use 2nd one? If it is possible or not possible.
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'Inundated' and 'overwhelmed' use 'with' in passive instead of 'by'

Why we use 'with' in passive voice when we are using overwhelmed or Inundated transitive verbs? Why not 'by' Is this because we are not mentioning active agent. Like ' we are inundated with ...
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Double passive voice

They expected a meeting to be held. While turning this sentence into passive voice Is it correct to say ; A meeting was expected by them to be held . Is my oppinion correct or should I use ...
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Difference Between “conducted by ” vs “is conducted by”

An experiment conducted by a scientist An experiment is conducted by a scientist An experiment that is conducted by a scientist Which one is grammatically correct ?
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Being given vs giving

Which of the sentences is correct? Most people can be made happy by being given what they need. Most people can be made happy by giving what they need. My guess is they are all correct. As ...
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Our holiday cost a lot of money

Our holiday was cost a lot of money because we stayed in an expensive hotel. vs Our holiday cost a lot of money because we stayed in an expensive hotel. What sentence is correct? If the ...
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Passive voice, Present Simple, Present Perfect

The washing machine was broken, but it is OK now. > It is repaired. vs It has been repaired. > Please explain the correct choice. Is it possible that both are correct here?
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passive voice clauses act like an adjective

So, I have a sentence: The paintings stolen from the museum haven't been found yet. The phrase stolen from the museum acts like paintings which were stolen from the museum, so could it be an ...
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If clause with passive sentences

Which one is correct? If you select this mode, no more question is asked. If you select this mode, no more question will be asked.
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The school is open from 10 A.M to 5 P.M

I know that open is an ergative verb and it can be used transitively and intransitively and open is also an adjective. The school opens at 10 A.M and closes at 5 P.M. The school is opened at ...
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Passive verb of perception

I do understand the active constructions of verbs of this type, but I am still a bit confused with the passive construction(s). Can anyone here clarify my confusion? Please consider the following: He ...
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Change this sentence into passive

How can this sentence be changed into passive voice: "My mother let me play today." which one is correct: I was let to play today by my mother. I was let play today by my mother.
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Will inform if any work “is” complete or “has been” completed?

A. You will be informed if any work is complete. B. You will be informed if any work has been completed. I mean to say I will inform you when a job is over and nothing is balance. So which ...
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What is the active form of “to be invited to”

I have the following sentence: I will be more than happy to have an opportunity to be invited to your institution... Microsoft Word complains on it: passive voice (consider revising). So my ...
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Question about present simple passive

No answer is given. It is given as an example. All items are provided. It is given as follows. It is stolen property. Why is present simple used in these sentence? It is present simple passive but it ...
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Passive voice sentences

I think the question that was given to me is just about using an easier way. I think the question I was given is just about using an easier way. My question is: Are there any differences in ...
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To infinitive VS bare infinitive

He made me laugh(active) I was made to laugh by him(passive voice) In the active voice made is followed by personal object and bare infinitive. But in the passive voice made is followed ...
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Is it too passive to start a sentence with 'To do something'?

There are two types of pollution, local pollution and non-local pollution. To quantify local pollution, this paper adopted a mass balance approach. Actually the two sentences are from two paragraphs. ...
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Change the Voice into Passive Voice [closed]

Please turn the below sentences into passive speech And show how did you do ? (1)Carry it home (2) Can anybody Cure it ? (3) Flowers smell nice (4) He called it Laurel
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“Our office was left early” – how do I say this naturally?

Plesase help me with below sentence construction. Yesterday our office was left early because of heavy rain Suggest me synonyms for left or any alternative sentence. I feel use of Past tense ...

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