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Leo Minor
Can I use "endeavour" here? It is said the new international airport will be endeavoured to be put into operation by then end of May at the earliest. I think it's wrong for we often say" sb. endeavour to do somthing" but not somthing is endeavoured to do". But how can I express this when I am not sure who is the subject of this sentence? I mean when I use the passive form, which word should I use to mean "try to do"? Thank you.
Feb 15, 2012 2:56 PM
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It is said that the new international airport will endeavor to be in operation by the end of May
February 15, 2012
It is OK to say "endeavor to do" something, but the problem here is the use of passive voice. We cannot really say an effort will be made to open the airport without knowing the doer of the action. Think about it. People endeavor to do things. It is necessary to say who, without passive voice.
February 15, 2012
Leo Minor
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
English