Unformatted text preview: • Active: My husband bought me a new car. (“Me” is the indirect object.) The sentence above cannot be passive in French (although the passive English sentence “A new car was bought for me by my husband” is acceptable) because it is impossible to convert the indirect object to a passive subject. If there is no direct object of the verb in French, the sentence may not be passive: • Passive: The letters were answered. Who answered the letters? This sentence cannot be passive in French because there is no direct object....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08