This blog is for students taking English 140-189 at Athabasca University.
YOSUA ENGL140.Yesterday, the fire consumed several trees in the forest.Yesterday, several trees were consumed by the fire in the forest.
YOSUA: Great sentences:-)
The construction company consumed over 50 million metric tons of building materials last year.50 million metric tons of building material was consumed by the construction company last year.
Alexey ENGL140My guinea pig has consumed all carrot in the cage.All carrot in the cage has been consumed by my guinea pig.
ZEINAB:Yes, but can you check subject-verb agreement in the in sentence #2?ALEXEY: You have the active and passive voice correct, but you have a problem with your use of the noun "carrot";-)
RufusENGL143The children consumed all the food in the fridge.All the food in the fridge were consumed by the children.
Alexey ENGL140My guinea pig has consumed all carrots in the cage.All carrots in the cage has been consumed by my guinea pig.
RUFUS: The passive sentence is a problem because "food" is a non-count noun;-)ALEXEY:You need to check a noun-verb agreement issue;-)
Alexey ENGL140My guinea pig has consumed all carrots in the cage.All carrots in the cage have been consumed by my guinea pig
The outdated light fixtures consume a lot of energy. A lot of energy is consumed by the outdated light fixtures.
ALEXEY:Thank you!SARA: Excellent:-)
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