HIM CHAN
The active voice and passive voice The original sentence is like: His sales accounts for most of the total sales of the company. Can I change it into passive voice like this: Most of the total sales of the company is accounted from his sales. Many thanks.
Nov 8, 2017 1:23 PM
Answers · 2
In my opinion you can’t. “Account for” is a phrasal verb and follows a fixed pattern. Also, I would write “His sales ACCOUNT (no “s”) for most of the total sales of the company”, since “sales” is plural.
November 8, 2017
You could also restate to the following: "The majority of the company's total sales is derived from his contribution to the same."
November 8, 2017
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HIM CHAN
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Chinese (Cantonese), English
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