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thank u sir.....

sir my doubt is..
I read one newspaper,in that they used passive voice...but I could not understand the meaning ...

US swimmers has been robbed by security guards...what does it mean?

US swimmers robbed security guards
or
security guards robbed US swimmers
if we use " has/have +been+ past participle in a sentence how sentence meaning will be changed.

1)active
2)passive
3)false
4)active
5)passive
6)false

1)A
2)P
3)False
4)A
5)P
6)False

1. active
2. passive
3. incorrect
4. active
5. passive
6. incorrect

US swimmers has been robbed by security guards.
- passive voice
meaning: The security guards mugged/stole something from the US swimmers.

Security guards robbed US swimmers.
- active voice
This has the same meaning with the sentence above.

US swimmers robbed security guards.
- active voice
meaning: This sentence has a different meaning from the original statement because this now means the opposite, saying that the US swimmers stole something from the security guards.

I think the meaning of the sentences change when the doer of the action and the receiver of the action are also interchanged.

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Active
Passive
False
Active
Passive
False

1.active
2.passive
3.passive..My boss was recommended a long holiday by me.
4.active
5.passive
6.passive..
Members were asked many questions in the meeting by me.

@rosh
We use has/have +been+ past participle structure as a passive alternative to the Present Perfect(has/have+past participle).
-US swimmers haVe been robbed by security guards(passive)
-Security guards have robbed US swimmers.(active voice)

1. Active & It was written correct!
2. Passive & It was written correct!
3. Passive & It was written incorrect!
4. Active& It seems to be written in a correct way!
5. Passive & Nothing wrong could be found here!
6. Passive & Something has been incorrectly written!

1.(correct, active)
My boss recommended me a long holiday.

2.(correct, passive)
I was recommended a long holiday by my boss.

3.(incorrect, should be active)
My boss recommended me a long holiday.

4.( correct. passive)
Members asked me many questions in the meeting.

5.(correct, passive)
I was asked many questions by members in the meeting.

6.(incorrect, should be active)
Members asked me many questions in the meeting.

sorry,4 is active

Active voice
Passive voice
Not correct
Active voice
Passive voice
Incorrect

hi guys,

1- active
2- passive
3- not correct(it must be active)
4- active
5- passive
6- passive

1. active
2. passive
3. incorrect
4. active
5. passive
6. incorrect

1. Active (o)
2. Passive (x)
-> A long holiday was recommended by my boss.
3. wrong word structure (x)
4. Active (o)
5. Passive (x)
-> Many quetions were asked by members in the meeting.
-> I was given many questions by members in the meeting.
6. wrong word structure (x)

1. Active, correct.
2. Passive, correct.
3. Passive, incorrect.
4. Active, correct.
5. Passive, correct.
6. Passive, incorrect.

1.A
2.P
3.F
4.A
5.P
6.F

- sentence 3 and 6 are incorrect.
- with the rest of sentences:
1, active.
2, passive.
4, active.
5, passive.

ANSWERS FROM SIMON:

1. Active, but we need to change "recommended me". It would be better to write:

My boss recommended that I take a long holiday.
OR:
My boss ADVISED me to take a long holiday.

2. Passive, but again the use of "recommend" is tricky. It's easier if we use "advise" or "tell":

I was TOLD / ADVISED TO TAKE a long holiday by my boss.

3. WRONG!

4. Active, correct.

5. Passive, correct.

6. WRONG!

NOTE:

In the first two sentences, the 'thing' that my boss is recommending is the holiday, not "me".

We can also write:

- My boss recommended a long holiday. (active)
- A long holiday was recommended. (passive)
- It was recommended that I take a long holiday. (passive)

thanks for question and answers

A
p
false
A
p
False

1. Active, correct
2. Passive, correct
3. Passive, incorrect
4. Active, correct
5. Passive, correct
6. Passive, incorrect

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