Como y cuando se hace la pasiva en inglés? Buenas tengo que escribir esta pregunta en español porque no sabria expresarla bien en inglés. Mi pregunta es cuando se hace la pasiva con el verbo to get y cuando con el verbo to be + participio. No estoy seguro de que lo que digo sea correcto, pero por ejemplo: -I got attacked = Fui atacado ¿no? -I was attacked = Fui atacado ¿no? Entonces, ¿cuándo se hace la pasiva con to get y cuando con to be?
Aug 6, 2014 10:17 AM
Answers · 2
I hope you don't mind me answering in English. ;) I think the problem is with your understanding of "get". This is a very flexible and common word, and not easy to explain in simple terms. "Get" can, as a concept, mean "receive" or "become". I say "as a concept" because sometimes you can use these synonyms literally, and sometimes you have to accept a general understanding of "get". In your examples, both "to be" and "to get" work with the same meaning. However, "get" suggests a change whereas "be" suggests a status. Compare "I was angry" with "I got angry". Both describe your feeling, but "get" suggests a change from one mood to another. If you're in doubt, use "to be" in passive voice. The more you use the language with native/advanced speakers, the clearer this difference gets.
August 6, 2014
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