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Alter these sentences to employ the passive voice.Using the passive:1-peter came here...

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 11, 2012 at 1:25 PM via web

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Alter these sentences to employ the passive voice.

Using the passive:
1-peter came here two months ago.
2-someone stole my purse.
3-when did someone invent the radio?
4-is professor Rivers teaching that course this semester?
5-people grow corn in lowa.

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amymc | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 11, 2012 at 1:58 PM (Answer #1)

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I assume you want these converted to the passive voice, so I copied your statements and then rewrote then in the passive voice.

1-Peter came here two months ago.

Peter was here two months ago.


2-Someone stole my purse.

My Purse was stolen by someone.


3-When did someone invent the radio?

When was the radio invented?


4-is professor Rivers teaching that course this semester?

Is the course being taught by Professor Rivers?


5-people grow corn in lowa.

Corn is grown by people in Iowa.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted June 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM (Answer #2)

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Sorry, amymc, but...

1-Peter came here two months ago.

Peter was here two months ago.

...this isn't a passive sentence. The passive of this sentence is not really possible, but it would be something like...

This place was visited by Peter.

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 11, 2012 at 6:19 PM (Answer #3)

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yes,,, ^_^ thank you so much "amymc"

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted June 13, 2012 at 6:28 PM (Answer #4)

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Hmmm!!! ...  thanks Mr. frizzy  ^_^

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amymc | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted June 12, 2012 at 3:36 PM (Answer #5)

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I stand corrected.

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zopalwie | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 11, 2012 at 1:55 PM (Answer #6)

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2. My purse was stolen by someone. 

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