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Unformatted text preview: passive. The implication of this type of sentence is that something happened and the subject was adversely affected by it or was upset about it. Note that the subject doesnt have any control over the action. The direct object of the active counterpart remains the direct object in this construction. Victim villain evil act . A h : U : An English Passive can be formed only on a transitive verb that is a verb with a direct object. A Japanese passive can be formed on an intransitive verb such as I I orI . And the resulting passive sentences are adversative passives. : l (I was taken the stereo by a thief.) I had my stereo taken by a thief. 3 d: U (I was died by my parents when I was small) I suff3ered the death of my parents when I was small....
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