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Hi,

I have some trouble with the following sentences which I need to rewrite in the passive voice. In brackets I will write the subject of the passive voice. Of course, I have tried it myself. Perhaps, there isn't so much wrong. However, I don't get the sentence 6.

1. Somebody has found the boy the people wanted. (the boy)
The boy the people wanted have been found by somebody.

2. They will take her to hospital tomorrow. (her)
She will be taken to hospital tomorrow.

3. They ought not to speak about such things in public. (such things)
Such things ought not to be spoken about in public.

4. Didn't anybody ever teach the boy how to behave? (the boy)
Wasn't the boy ever taught by anybody how to behave?

5. I think they will repair your TV set tomorrow. (your TV set)
I think your TV set will be repaired tomorrow.

6. Nobody has ever spoken to me like that. Emotion: it wasnt me
I have ever been spoken like that by nobody.

Thanks a lot for helping me
Robert
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My try is:

1. The boy the people wanted has been found.
2. She will be taken to hospital tomorrow. OK
3. Such things ought not to be spoken about in public. OK
4. Wasn't the boy ever taught how to behave?
5. I think your TV set will be repaired tomorrow. OK
6. I have never been spoken to like that.

You don't have to put a non-specified agent (like somebody, anybody, or nobody) in the passive constructs.
Comments  
1. The boy the people wanted *** been found by somebody.
2. Correct, but if you wanted to get all the sentence elements in you would say "She will be taken to hospital by them tomorrow".
3. Correct, but if you wanted to get all the sentence elements in you would say "Such things ought not to be spoken about by them in public".
4. Correct
5. Correct, but if you wanted to get all the sentence elements in you would say "I think your TV set will be repaired by them tomorrow".
6. A tricky one! You are close, but when converting this to the passive voice you need to move the "negative" from "Nobody" to "ever": "I've never been spoken to like that by anybody".
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply, and for the information.

Concerning sentence 6, you surely mean "move the negative from Nobody to never (not ever)".

Robert
Hi Robert.

Yes, that's what I mean- you take the word "ever" from the first sentence and make it negative - "never".
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Thanks, I think I got it now.

Robert