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Why we didn't use DID instead?



 
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Why we didn't use DID instead? #1 (permalink) Fri Jun 09, 2006 20:27 pm   Why we didn't use DID instead?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "auxiliary verbs: was, did, have", question 10

How many times ......... your travel documents checked before you boarded the airplane?

(a) was
(b) were
(c) did
(d) had

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #95 "auxiliary verbs: was, did, have", answer 10

How many times were your travel documents checked before you boarded the airplane?

Correct answer: (b) were

Your answer was: incorrect
How many times did your travel documents checked before you boarded the airplane?
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Hello,

why we didn't use did instead??

All the best :)

Niveen (Palestine)
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Passive voice #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:43 am   Passive voice
 

How many times were your travel documents checked... ?

This sentence is in the passive voice, because the fact that the documents were checked is more important than who checked them.

To make this sentence active, we need a subject:

How many times did the airport authorities (or: they) check your travel documents...?
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