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As Showsni has pointed out, neither of the two sentences you've asked about is actually a passive-voice equivalent of "I like to sing my baby sister to sleep." That would be "Singing my baby sister to sleep is liked by me." That said, "She likes to be sung to sleep" would be the correct way to use the passive voice to say that when you sing her to sleep, ...


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Neither of those options would be correct; you're the one that likes it, not her. You'd have to say something like "Singing my baby sister to sleep is something I like."


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While they both can been the same thing, there can be differences in both in grammar and interpretation. The cafe has closed. Grammar: This is a simple statement of fact about the current state of the cafe. Interpretation: Generally, it would be interpreted as meaning that the cafe has closed for the day. The cafe has been closed. Grammar: Most often,...


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1: Harry was supposed to become an earl = It was intended that Harry should become an earl This is a special use of the verb to suppose that only occurs in passive contexts (where the actual "agent" doing the "supposing" is unspecified). But hopefully you can see how the more common meaning to suppose = assume / think / guess stretches through to ...


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The passive voice is a construction which emphasises the object of the action ("My bike was stolen!") rather than the subject . It is the opposite of active voice ("Someone stole my bike!") Some native speakers think that the passive voice sounds dull, and the active voice sounds exciting. As a matter of style, there is nothing wrong with it when used ...


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Yes, you can use "got canceled" in a sentence like that. Some other examples: I can't believe how many of my favorite TV shows got canceled last year. We made plans for the long weekend but they got canceled because we couldn't find a reliable baby sitter. I'm glad mandatory military service got canceled in my native country.


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"I like to sing my baby sister to sleep. OK [ACTIVE VOICE] PASSIVES: "My baby sister likes being sung to sleep by me." OR "My baby sister likes to be sung to sleep by me." That is how you do it. Like can take to sleep or like + gerund.


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Like be used to, be supposed to is an idiom that has become a fixed phrase, and in many speakers' minds and voices, single words -- useta and sposta, with their own individual and very idiomatic syntax. This is new syntax. In both of these constructions, the question of whether it's passive or active is irrelevant, since that's entirely a matter of ...


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The passive equivalent of '(I) (like) (to sing my baby sister to sleep)' is '(To sing my baby sister to sleep) (is liked) (by me)'. '(My baby sister) (likes) (being/to be sung to sleep) (by me)' is active voice, as you can see from the main verb 'likes' (passive voice needs verb [be] and a passive participle main verb). 'Singing my baby sister to sleep is ...


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If you look at the Active voice, it says, "Little strokes fell Great oaks" and it is important that you take note of the verb, 'fell' indicating past tense. So, if the sentence was to be changed to the passive voice, it will be correct if you use the past participle of 'fall', that is, ''Great oaks were felled by little strokes".


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Take it easy mum, as credit card holder, unless you sign for me, l cannot use your card anyhow. "As credit card holder" is a PP where the head "as" has had its clausal complement reduced to just the noun phrase "credit card holder". The subject pronoun of the clause, as well as the auxiliary verb and the determiner have all been ellipted (omitted). If ...


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There is no verb; "as" in this usage is a preposition, the head of a prepositional phrase which modifies a noun, although there are several other problems with your sentence. The noun being modified by the prepositional phrase in the example you gave is "I" but, from context, it should be "mum" or "you" (implying the mum is the credit card holder). The ...


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The sentence from the lyrics is: We were born and raised / In a summer haze / bound by the surprise / Of our glory days . The (implied) subject of "bound" is "we" so this is not a passive construction. In any case, attempting grammatical analysis of popular song lyrics is often frustrating and of little benefit. Songwriters will freely violate ...


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