This blog is for students taking English 140-189 at Athabasca University.
Active voice: The president talks about the new laws. Passive voice: The new laws are being talked by the president.
Active: Last week the children only talked about the Christmas concert. Passive: Last week the Christmas concert was only talked about by the children.
EDUARDO:Almost--there's a word missing from the passive sentence;-)SARA: Good, but I want you to notice the difference in meaning because of your placement of the word "only."
Yosua Engl140.I was talked about AIDS.They talked to me about AIDS.
YOSUA: The active sentence is good, but there is a word missing from the passive sentence;-)
I was talked about AIDS by the doctors.They talked to me about AIDS.
Active: Last week the children only talked about the Christmas concert. Passive: Last week only the Christmas concert was talked about by the children.
YOSUA:There's still a word missing:-(SARA:You didn't need to submit it again--the sentences were correct; I just wanted to point out the difference in meaning;-)
I was talked to about AIDS by the doctors.They talked to me about AIDS.
YOSUA: Thank you!
Alexey ENGL140They were talking about the elections.They were talked about the elections.
ALEXEY:The active voice is good, but the passive voice sentence doesn't work because you have 'they' int he subject position;-)
Alexey ENGL140Yesterday they were talking about the elections during the meeting.Two days ago they were talked to about the elections by a weird-looking stranger.
ALEXEY: Thank you:-)
ACTIVE: The professor has been talking all day.PASSIVE: The students were talked to by the faculty.
KENNETH: Well done:-)
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