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passive

HermineHermine ModeratorPosts: 6,777 mod
Hi Lynne,

have you written anything about `passive` I think I should know more about it?

Thank you.
Hermine

Answers

  • aladdinaladdin Radio Producer LEOnetworkPosts: 1,582 mod
    Hi @Hermine,
    Every time I got into the forum I look up on this section waiting anyone post a question to answer it, but grammar NO WAY :disappointed:
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,777 mod
    @aladdin, me too.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,700 mod
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,151 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @aladdin a question for you other than grammar:

    Tell us about the historical places of Cairo?

    Don't worry I can change the question, if you don't know the answer.;)
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,777 mod
    Thank you Lynne.

  • JandarkJandark Posts: 65 ✭✭
    Hello ,I remember when I started studying English , and constantly during some weeks putting "mice and cats" into the correct order " .It became became one of my favorite topics of English grammar .
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,700 mod
    Who chased whom @Jandark? Did the cat chase the mouse? Did the mouse chase the cat? Or were the cat and the mouse chased by Laika? :wink:
  • JandarkJandark Posts: 65 ✭✭
    Hello , :) .Yes it was really difficult to understand for me .Because in my language ,in both active and also in passive voice , is no fixed order of a subject or object .A good example of it would be :Dick killed the tiger (dead is tiger);The tiger killed Dick (things are vice versa) .In my language in both situations Dick is safe and sound .Best regards
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,777 mod
    @Jandark, you also could work through some tenses.
    Here a few examples.
    Rita writes a letter. - A letter is written by Rita.
    Rite wrote a letter. A letter was written by Rita.
    Rita has written a letter. A letter has been written by Rita.
    ...

    Can you see the useage of `passive`?
  • j.norouziniaj.norouzinia Posts: 10
    edited August 2015
    I had and have problem with passive sentences. I know translating from your mother-tongue is wrong, but in first stage of learning usually most of pupils tend to translate which is why they are wrong in some sentences because using passive cases in different languages is not the same. I am of the opinion that it is a major root of their mistakes.
  • sanjaySinhasanjaySinha Posts: 27 ✭✭
    Hi,
    When using the active voice, the subject performs the action noted by the main verb. When using the passive voice, the subject is acted upon by another agent or an unknown something.

    For example:
    I play cricket.
    Cricket is played.

    If you are not able to understand properly, You can watch the YouTube video from English Sikho YouTube channel

    Thanks
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,193 mod
    Hermine said:

    @Jandark, you also could work through some tenses.
    Here a few examples.
    Rita writes a letter. - A letter is written by Rita.
    Rite wrote a letter. A letter was written by Rita.
    Rita has written a letter. A letter has been written by Rita.
    ...

    Can you see the useage of `passive`?

    This is a very good example of the use of the passive @j.norouzinia.
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