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Questions tagged [prepositional-passive]

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“This problem hasn't been paid any attention” or “hasn't been paid any attention to”

Given the active voice is We haven't paid any attention to that problem. Should the passive construction be That problem hasn't been paid any attention. That problem hasn't been paid any ...
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“Controlled by” vs. “Control by”

We usually use the past participle to indicate passive. Why the rule doesn’t apply to “control” The Source This suggests that mind control by the media should be particularly effective when ...
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I did it ( myself or by myself) [duplicate]

I found some sentences that in which by is not used. Such as: I did it myself . I will kill you myself . he cooks food himself. Why by isn't used with these sentences like: by ...
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Active voice - Passive voice

Archaeologists have discovered a new tomb in Egypt. A new tomb has been discoverered in Egypt by archaeologists. A new tomb has been discovered by archaeologists in Egypt. Which is correct? Please ...
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Active/Passive Voice Questions

This is something I heard in a party and would like to know the grammatically correct expression. If the bread has not reached you, raise your hands If the bread has not been reached you, raised ...
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Language construct ~to by

What is the difference between the following two wrt their meaning for to by versus by: An Internet standard is thoroughly a tested specification that is useful to and adhered to by those who ...
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What is the passive form of “run over”? [closed]

Is there passive form to the expression "run over"? Is it this form: "someone can be run over"