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Saturday, January 26, 2008

THE PASSIVE, Jan. 26th

Change an active voice sentence to the passive voice, or change a passive voice sentence to the active voice.

Susan was happy to be given the prestigious award by the committee.

Last week's question proved to be very difficult; you needed to add a subject to the sentence.
No one was discovered in the burned out building.
For example: (Someone/Firemen/Police) didn't discover anyone in the burned out building. This sentence is an example of why the passive is sometimes useful.

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3 comments:

Lorraine said...

The committee gave the prestigious award to Susan and she was happy.

Bich-Thuy said...

The committee gave the prestigious award to Susan.

Veronica Baig said...

Lorraine: Good solution--comma needed;-)
Bich-Thuy: What you have is good, but you've missed out the bit about Susan being happy.