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Passive

 
 
Thok
 
Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 10:42 am
Hello,

How is the grammatic of Passive? Thx.
 
patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:10 am
Active:
Bob's car hit Sue.

Passive:
Sue was hit by Bob's car.






Is that what you mean?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:16 am
And it can be made to appear and feel even more passive as in:

The window was broken.

Note: who done it?
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Thok
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:20 am
patiodog wrote:

Is that what you mean?


Yes,is that the only tense for passive?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:22 am
No, there's present passive, past passive, present perfect passive...

There are many, but they all involve the same principle.
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Thok
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:28 am
Present Perfect passive

Sue has been hited by Bob's car.

???? Right?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:38 am
Sue has been hit.

Hit is an irregular verb.
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patiodog
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:41 am
I don't know -- my instruction in grammar was poor, and I never learned my tenses.

Craven has taught English as a second language, so I am sure he knows. CdK?
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:49 am
past: Mistakes were made.
present: Mistakes are made.
future: Mistakes will be made.
past perfect: Mistakes had been made.
present perfect: Mistakes have been made.
future perfect: Mistakes will have been made.
past progressive: Mistakes were being made.
present progressive: Mistakes are being made.
future progressive: Mistakes will be being made.
past perfect progressive: Mistakes had been being made.
present perfect progressive: Mistakes have been being made.
future perfect progressive: Mistakes will have been being made.

(From: "The Complete Conjugation of the Bush Administration," vol. 2)
Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 11:56 am
Note that many ESL students know the "progressive" tense as the "continuous" tense. Soem also call it the gerund tense for some odd reason.
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kitchenpete
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 12:04 pm
Thok,

Where in Europe are you? We may be able to help in your own language.

KP
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 19 Apr, 2004 12:07 pm
Craven: I've heard it called the continuous tense and the gerundive tense. I suppose it is a testament to my progressive education that I learned to call it the progressive tense.
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JTT
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2008 08:54 pm
@joefromchicago,
I guess that you were, at least, partly prophetic, Joe.
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2008 08:56 pm
@JTT,
Score one for me!
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