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Monday, December 10, 2007

THE PASSIVE, Dec. 10th

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

When the snow fell heavily, the sidewalk was shovelled twice a day.

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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4 comments:

yujin said...

When the snow fell heavily, my neighbor shovelled the sidewalk twice a day.

Veronica Baig said...

Yujin: An excellent solution:-)

bich-thuy said...

My family and I shovelled the sidewalk twice a day when the snow fell heavily.

Veronica Baig said...

Bich-Thuy: Another good solution.