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Passive Voice (Unit 15)

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Passive Voice (Unit 15) #91 (permalink) Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:07 am   Passive Voice (Unit 15)

i don't understand what is the meaning of (Mike has written a letter)? what does it means?
is my guestion write?
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Passive Voice (Unit 15) #92 (permalink) Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:38 am   Passive Voice (Unit 15)

Your question would be better written like one of these:

Please can someone tell me the meaning of 'Mike has written a letter'. Thank you.
I don't understand the meaning of 'Mike has written a letter'. What does it mean, please?
What is the meaning of 'Mike has written a letter', please?

Which part of the sentence are you having difficulty with? Is it the tense 'has written'? This is the simple present perfect form of 'to write' and it indicates that the letter was written at an unspecified time in the past.
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Passive Voice (Unit 15) #93 (permalink) Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:13 am   Passive Voice (Unit 15)

Dear Torsten,
I hope your doing well.

The way you have explained passive voice is awesome! Very easy and interesting.
Thank you very much!

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Passive Voice (Unit 15) #94 (permalink) Sat Oct 08, 2011 17:29 pm   Passive Voice (Unit 15)

I have a question about "passive voice"

Those girls confuse him. (active voice)
He is confused by those girls. (passive voice)

Those girls excite him. (active voice)
He is excited by those girls. (passive voice)

The question is about "passive voice" and "participial adjectives" (the past participial form of a verb used as an adjective)
It seems to me that these are the same thing.

So, are these sentences BOTH passive voice and also participial adjectives?

Does it depend on what verb is used?

Those girls love him. (active voice)
He is loved by those girls. (passive voice) --- is this still a participial adjective? The grammar is the same as the other sentences.

I think that the passive voice sentences always include participial adjectives.

Any comments will be welcome - jeffrey
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Passive Voice (Unit 15) #95 (permalink) Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:33 am   Passive Voice (Unit 15)

Simple Present
Active: Marco drives a car
Passive: The car is driven by Marco.

Simple Past
Active: Lilian drank my juice.
Passive: My juice was drunk by Lilian.

Present Perfect
Active: Lea has visited Bali.
Passive: Bali has been visited by Lea.

Future I
Active: Marco will buy a bike.
Passive: The Bike will be bought by Marco.
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