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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How to change this sentence below to passive voice?

Jill's parent are making her study hard. Is my version correct? - Jill is being made study hard by her parents. Should it be like this? - Jill is being made to study hard by her parents.
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How to convert these sentences into the passive voice? [closed]

I want to transform these sentences into passive voice: "We saw a man steal a box of chocolates", I wonder if these answers are correct : 1- We saw a box of chocolates be stolen (by a man) 2-...
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Passive form of the verb give

If a sentence You gave a gift becomes a passive form, which of following two is right? A gift was given you or A gift was given by you. I am confused. An answer or any related reference is appreciated!...
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How can I change passive into an active form in the following sentence?

Grammarly is displaying passive voice misuse in this sentence? A mobile-friendly shopping website was developed to study e-commerce compatibilities in smartphones.
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Is it correct to say “By who was this stick broken?” instead of “Who was this stick broken by”?

Is it correct to say "By who was this stick broken?" instead of "Who was this stick broken by"?
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“He has played cricket with me”

In the below sentences, I want to understand why the usage of has is correct Sentences He has played cricket with me He is played by me Above sentences are the right ones. I want to understand why ...
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When verbs have 2 objects

If someone is giving a cup of tea to me, can I rephrase it these ways: I am being given a cup of tea by someone. A cup of tea is being given to me by someone. And if I owe someone some money, can I ...
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grammar mistake in “so low that can beignored”

In my sentence: The impact of the proposed method for 5 jobs is so low that can be ignored. the grammar of the highlighted part sounds odd and unusual. What's wrong?
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present, past, passive and perfect participle usages

Which is correct grammatically? Beaten severely, he died immediately. [past participle] Having been beaten severely, he died immediately. [perfect participle) I would like to put my understanding of ...
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“Use X, not Y” in passive voice [closed]

How to "switch" this sentence from the active voice to the passive one? Active voice: Use X, not Y. Passive voice, first version: It must be used X, not Y. Passive voice, second version: ...
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Passive voice with have + object + bare infinitive

I was learning C2 level grammar structures when I came across this structure. It is mentioned in passive voice category. The structure is Have + Object + bare infinitive. Now I am confused that ...
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How to use the past perfect construction correctly?

Do the following sentences make sense in terms of tenses? (Or how do I make the tenses right?) When the man was hit by a truck, it took two hours before he was successfully resuscitated. When the ...
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Difference between “what we call” and “what we called”

That's what we called the star jump. That's what we call the star jump. How could I understand these two sentences and tell the difference between them? To my understanding, the second one is general ...
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Can present continuous (passive form) be used with future adverb of time?

Well, I was going through Cambridge Essential Grammar in Use book and in unit 22 I came across this sentence: Football matches are often played at the weekend, but no matches are being played next ...
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“No sooner..than” passive voice construction

I am confused as to what the passive voice of the "No sooner.... than" construction would be. For example: No sooner did he reach the station than the train started In my opinion, the answer ...
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Question related to voice

I have to solve this problem. Let's play a game. And I have to change this question into passive voice.
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Adverbs of frequency in passive voice present perfect constructions

With adverbs of frequency, we place the adverb before a main verb, after 'to be' and between auxiliary verbs and the main verb. What happens when the sentence is in the present perfect passive voice, ...
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Can “to be”, as a verb, be passive?

I was wondering about sentences such as, for instance, "I am going to be hugged." I assumed "hugged" is a passive verb in this context, but what about the verb "to be"? ...
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Transforming sentence to passive

I am trying to transform this sentence into passive form: They are thought ... in a deserted cottage. [hide] My guess is: In a desert cottage they are thought to be hidden. Is that correct?
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“I'm caught by the tail.” (I = a tiger) Does the wordplay work? Is it ambiguous?

"catch/have a tiger by the tail" is an idiom we all know. I'm writing some quotes for a character, who is a tiger. Can the tiger say "I'm caught by the tail"? The sentence somewhat ...
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Is “Who has Hamlet been written by?” a grammatically correct sentence?

I'm practicing active to passive voice transformation and trying to determine the best way to transform the following sentence - "Who has written Hamlet?" My answer is: By whom has Hamlet ...
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“it's even been linked to” VS “it's linked to”

Sleeplessness may also cause inflammation, hallucinations, high blood pressure, and it's even been linked to diabetes and obesity. Sleeplessness may also cause inflammation, hallucinations, high blood ...
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Position of agent in passive speech

Which sentence is correct? This new house will be bought by him next month. or This new house will be bought next month by him. I'm considering if there is a difference in meaning between these ...
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Shouldn't there be an auxiliary in: “found itself taken by assault”?

Why was an auxiliary verb omitted before the past participle "taken"? Maogamalcha, which a little before had boasted of being impregnable, and had laughed to scorn the vain efforts of the ...
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Are both sentences correct? Why? “I have never done any public speaking.” vs “I never have any public speaking done. ”

these are my following questions: whether both sentences are correct and these two sentences can be substituted each other? does the first sentence use a perfect tense and the phrase "any word ...
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Passive voice misuse

I wrote this sentence: Therefore, the copula model has been fitted to the data. However, one online program return me writing issue as "Passive voice misuse". I feel that my sentence is ...
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Being Vs Been in a sentence

Which one of the following sentences is correct, and are there any grammatical rules for that? (1) Wine is being made in Italy for thousands of years. (2) Wine has been made in Italy for thousands of ...
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What's meaning “would” in this sentence?

What's the usage and meaning of "would" in this sentence: He (Sherlock Holmes) would undoubtedly have been baffled by the way the crime was committed. In this sentence, why is “have” used ...
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“Object to” phrasal verb or not

He objected to the proposal. The above is a sentence to change into passive voice from a grammar book. The answer was also given. According to the Oxford dictionary, object is given as intransitive in ...
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What should i make for Passive Past [closed]

Sir, i've been wondering, what should i write for passive and in past tense, for sentence : I stay for the sermon. I stay for the sermon (active present) I stayed for the sermon (active past) For the ...
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Please guide me the ambiguity about passive voice

I have an ambiguity that a given sentence is using the passive voice or not. The sentence is: I was annoyed because they were late. Can you please advise me about my doubt?
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Help changing active to passive voice in this sentence?

What would be the passive of the sentence? He will have eaten the whole mango by the time I eat a single piece. Simply, I want to know that what would be the change in time clause, other than ...
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Is it correct to say I got attacked?

I heard native speakers rarely use passive expressions. Is it correct to say something like "I got attacked"? e.g. I’m attacked by him. I got attacked by him.
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Change into passive voice :

"I take good care of my books." If we passivise this sentence, which of the following will be correct and what's the wrong with the others? 1. My books are taken good care of. 2. Good care ...
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Are these Passive clause sentences?

1.Nobody is following what being said.(somebody is saying something and at the same time nobody is following him/her). 2.Nobody is following what being said.(something was said earlier but now nobody ...
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Can we use passive without auxiliary verbs?

Can we use passive without auxiliary verbs like in below sentence just to stress on work rather than on point of time "To maximize the process of the brain being washed properly and HGH being ...
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Confused over passive-voice - future simple or future continuous?

The book report will be given by Mary to the class. Reconstruct the sentence in the passive form. a) Mary will be giving a book report to the class. b) Mary will give a book report to the class. ...
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Using Passive Voice in This Sentence

Just a minute ago, when I look at worldometers and I saw a sentence: COVID-19 forecasting model used by the US Government. I can't understand that part of the sentence: used by the US Government. ...
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Passive of the verb 'contain' [duplicate]

We may use the verb 'contain' in a passive sentence? Question is, how? To me, the verb 'contain' is kind of INTRANSITIVE since it presents a state, not an action i.e. there is no working force (agent) ...
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concerning of a passive verb

I want to know a correct answer. Examples of sentence is below. 1)My wallet was lost by me. 2)My wallet was lost to me. Which sentence is correct concerning of a passive verb?
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Which sentence is correct?'

Which is correct? 'They are showing the tv program at the moment. ' or 'They are being shown the tv program at the moment.'
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Why do we say “challenge accepted” instead of “challenge is accepted”?

I have never heard someone say "challenge is accepted" however it sounds more formal to me than "challenge accepted" I am not a native speaker by the way. let me know what do you think , thanks in ...
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How to say that something is always going to be done certain way using passive voice?

For instance if I want to say that I work after I get money, but I want to use "work" in passive voice (I think). Is "A work is done after I get money." correct? I mean I always do work this way, it's ...
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Tell me all wrong grammar points in this short simple sentence [closed]

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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How do I make a passive sentence with “be believed”?

I need to 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 ...
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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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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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