LINGUIST List 30.4141

Sat Nov 02 2019

Qs: Quick Survey about Passive Voice Sentences

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 29-Oct-2019
From: Keita Machida <eldredguzmanezweb.ne.jp>
Subject: Quick Survey about Passive Voice Sentences
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In each set of the sentences, which sentence(A or B) is more natural?

1. A. The door was opened by him.
B. Was the door opened by him?

2. A. The picture was drawn by her?
B. Was the picture drawn by her?

3. A. The book was written by a famous writer.
B. Was the book written by a famous writer?

4. A. The TV show has watched by many people.
B. Has the TV show watched by many people?

5. A. The house was built by my grandfather.
B. Was the house built by my grandfather?

Thanks!


Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics


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