How to use the passive in English.
Passive verbs are used when we want to make the object of an action the topic of a sentence. Compare the following two sentences:
Sentence 2 is passive. The topic of sentence 2 is the cake. The cake is what we are interested in talking about.
To use passives well in English, you should understand that native speakers prefer them only in a few situations. Often passives are thought to be bad style. However if you read on, you will learn more about the times when passives are perfect for the job.Read more · 続きを読む
"Make" is an important grammatical word in English that can be used in a few ways that are related. If you think about the basic meaning of "make" it is "create" or "compel". This can bring the different ways of using "make" together so that they make sense.
The three most important ways to use "make" as a auxiliary verb are:Read more · 続きを読む
The present participle is made the following way:
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It is important to know what is the subject of the sentence. The subject is what we are talking about. This grammar point explains subjects and gives examples of different kinds of subject.
Many students learn
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