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"I take good care of my books."

If we passivise this sentence, which of the following will be correct and what's the wrong with the others?

1. My books are taken good care of.

2. Good care is taken of my books.

3. Good care of my books is taken care of.

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May I ask if you are the same person as the Sandip Kumar who joined EF some two years ago?

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SandipKumarIf we passivise this sentence, which of the following will be correct and what's the wrong with the others?

There seems to be a pervasive idea in India that any active sentence with a transitive verb can be converted to passive voice with alacrity. While mechanistically, this is true, the results may not be felicitous.

The passive voice is mostly used when the actor is some unknown or unmentionable party. English sentences demand a subject, so what if the subject (the do-er) is unknown? Passive voice is the solution.

I studied my history book for three hours. (nice, felicitous, forthright. Acceptable in mixed company.)

My history book was studied by me for three hours. (Oh, what an unspeakably atrocious abomination. It should never see the light of day. )

My history book had been well studied by many previous owners before I purchased it at a second-hand book store. Every page had copious notes. (nice, felicitous, forthright. Acceptable in mixed company.)

These are agreeable sentences:

My books are well cared for.
I take good care of my books.

None of your suggestions are appealing.

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BillJ

May I ask if you are the same person as the Sandip Kumar who joined EF some two years ago?

Yes, brother! But why?

Because identical questions are being asked on other websites by a Sandip Kumar who, if I understand you correctly, is your brother.

https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/246807/change-into-passive-voice?noredirect=1#comment464018_246807

So you and your brother are asking identical questions with identical wording: you asking them on EF and your brother asking them on ELL?

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BillJ

Because identical questions are being asked on other websites by Sandip Kumar.

https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/246807/change-into-passive-voice?noredirect=1#comment464018_246807

So you and your brother are asking identical questions with identical wording: you on EF and your brother on ELU?

, I am Sandip Kumar Mandal, the same person. I have posted this question on EF & ELU. I don't know whether there is any rule about this. Can't I seek opinions of experts from two reputed websites? I think learning shouldn't be restricted. I addressed you as brother, but never said that my brother posted this question on ELU. You're a learned and respected person. please let me know the actual rule, if any. I'll follow that.

It can potentially cause problems because sometimes we are faced with questions about answers that members have received on other websites, where those answers conflict with ours.

We don't want members to play our answers off against those they receive on other websites, or vice versa.

This has happened in the past, and it is frowned on.

Thank you, Sandip, for your cooperation.

, I post question on ELU because I get precious comments, from which I learn.

I post on EF because here I get good answers from experts such as you. I do learn from you. Whenever I get conflicting answers, I follow your answer. You are a great teacher. I learn modern grammar from you. I post here only for this, nothing else. English is my passion, and my sole purpose is learning. Please don't misunderstand me.

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SandipKumar

, I post question on ELU because I get precious comments, from which I learn.

I post on EF because here I get good answers from experts such as you. I do learn from you. Whenever I get conflicting answers, I follow your answer. You are a great teacher. I learn modern grammar from you. I post here only for this, nothing else. English is my passion, and my sole purpose is learning. Please don't misunderstand me.

You still don't get it. There are no stipulations on how many times a learner may post a question on the forum because majority of the learners don't do that. If you respect the people who had answered your questions two years ago, then by asking the same question again, you have done two things that helpers here are not pleased with. You are wasting their time and disrespecting them by being adamant and argumentative about it.

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