ENG NEVER PASSIVE

ENG NEVER PASSIVE - cannot be passive) The accident...

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NEVER PASSIVE!! Intransitive vs. Transitive Verbs  INTRANSITIVE VERB TRANSITIVE VERB An intransitive verb is an action that happens by itself. The verb is not used with an object; therefore, no passive form can be used. A transitive verb is an action that someone or something does to something or someone. The verb is used with an object. A passive form can be used. The earthquake happened on April 6, 2009 in Italy. The earthquake killed hundreds of people. The earthquake was happened on April 6, 2009 in Italy. Hundreds of people were killed by the earthquake. Some Intransitive Verbs These verbs do not occur with objects; therefore, they cannot be used in the passive voice. agree collapse emerge laugh occur sit appear collide fall lie remain stand arrived consist of go live resemble swim awake cost happen look rise wait become disappear have* last (endure) sleep vanish belong die Common Mistakes ERROR FIX * The accident was happened a week ago. (A transitive verb has no object and, therefore,
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Unformatted text preview: cannot be passive) The accident happened a week ago. * My mother bore me in 1981. (The active form is hardly ever used.) I was born in 1981. * The College of San Mateo locates on a hilltop. (The verb has a different meaning in active and passive forms.) The College of San Mateo is located on a hilltop. (exists) The Board of Regents will locate the new college on a hilltop. (to situate / to build) NEVER PASSIVE!!! MENTAL STATES EMOTIONAL STATES STATES OF POSSESSION SENSE PERCEPTIONS OTHER STATES know / think / believe love (can be passive) have taste seem / appear / look want / need / desire like (can be passive) belong smell resemble / look like feel / suppose / imagine appreciate (can be passive) own hear cost / owe / weigh / equal understand / recognize prefer (can be passive) possess see be / exist / matter forget / remember fear (can be passive) smell consist of / contain / include...
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