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6. Passive Construction - Part 1

When a sentence has an active agent (whether known or unknown) and a transitive verb with an object, the sentence can have passive construction. Subject is called ‘agent’ or ‘causer’ when it is responsible for action which brings about change in shape, size, position, nature, emotion, feeling, existence, behaviour, state etc. Australia defeated England by 2 wickets - England was defeated by Australia by 2 wickets. Someone stole the shoes from the shoe rack. / Shoes were stolen from the shoe rack (by someone). A. Passivization does not apply for following verbs which are used only in Active Form

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