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Hello. Today on my English test I got a sentence to transform from active into passive.
Here's the sentence:

"Who wrote it?"

And I transformed it like this:
"From who it was written?"

Is it correct? If it isn't, what's the way it should be? -Thanks.
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"By whom was it written?"
or "Who was it written by?"

Passive requires "by", not "from".
Questions require subject-verb inversion (except when the question word is the subject).

CJ
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I would say : "By whom it was written?"

paco
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I think, the correct is below..

Who it was written by ?
 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.
"Who was it written by"

vs.

"Who it was written by"

?

I know that "if we use "who" in a sentence, it already changes from sentence to a question sentence"

So, must we change place of "to be" ?
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CJ
Questions require subject-verb inversion (except when the question word is the subject).


Ugh, I made a careless mistake! Thank you for the follow-up, CJ (as usual)Emotion: embarrassed

paco
I know that "if we use "who" in a sentence, it already changes from sentence to a question sentence"

So, must we change place of "to be" ?


YES!!! WE MUST!!! Who was it written by?
Paco,
Re: careless mistake.

Thirty lashes with a wet noodle!

Jim
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Please look at the following url

http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/briefing/daily_briefings/1992/9204/061.html

and then, please search "Who he was killed by" in the page..

you will see

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MS. TUTWILER: No, other than he was a male.

Q Who he was killed by? How he was killed?

MS. TUTWILER: Not yet.

Q Thank you.

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Who he was killed by?

is it incorrect ?
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