Passive sentences Hello. Could you please help me to figure out with the following: Is that possible to say the following active sentence "People don't give her gifts every day" in passive like "She's not given gifts every day" or "She's not gotten gifts every day"? Of course you can say something like "She doesn't get gifts every day", but I need to transform active to passive)
Feb 7, 2017 9:51 PM
Answers · 4
Hi Leon'ka, Your original sentence , which is"People do not give her gifts every day", is in the active voice. When you transform it to passive voice, you focus on "her" when you begin your sentence. In my opinion, we can choose not to mention "people" as it is understood clearly that some human being must have decided not to give her gifts. Passive voice: She is not given gifts every day. It sounds odd (at least to me) if I write: "She is not given gifts by people every day." although you could insist on writing this way. I hope this clears the air. Cheers, :Lance
February 8, 2017
"She's not given gifts every day" would work. "She's not gotten" is not grammatically correct.
February 7, 2017
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