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Hello everyone,

First of all, I'd like to thank you for this brilliant forum! It's my first message.

I'm from Antalya, Turkey. (The country between Europe and Asia)

I have a problem with folowing sentence:

"What kind of a car is Terry driving?"

Now, I want to learn how to change it into the passive.

Actually, it seems very easy but I'm confused. Emotion: sad

I can guess two answers but I don't know which one is true.

"What kind of a car is Terry being driven?"
or
"What kind of a car is being driven by Terry?"

Which one is true and why the other one is not?

Thank you!
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Hello, Extravaganza, welcome to the Forums!
"What kind of a car is being driven by Terry?"

is correct
"What kind of a car is Terry being driven?"

is not correct
The subject of the active voice becomes agent cplt in the passive voice, and is introduced by "by": AV "Terry"> PV "by Terry" (compl)
Then the object compl of the active voice becomes subject in the passive voice:
"what kind of a car" = S in the passive voice
So, in the passive voice we have:
what kind of a car / is being driven / by Terry?
That's what I thought. Thank you very very much!

However, my teacher insisted on "What kind of a car is Terry being driven?" and I was confusued.

Heheh..Emotion: smile What am I supposed to say? Nobody is perfect.

And I'd be greateful if you could answer to my this last question.Emotion: wink

"I never eat hamburgers and drink cola when I'm on a diet."

How can I change it into passive voice?
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Do you have to transpose it into the passive voice? I mean for school or whatever?
Yes, these sentences are from work sheet. It's my homework and I'm a little bit confused about it.
I never eat hamburgers and drink cola when I'm on a diet."


Here we go:

AV. Subject > agent in PV: "I" > "by me"
AV. object > S in PV: "hamburgers" and "coca cola"
AV "eat" > "are eaten" (S = hamburgers)/ AV "drink" > "is drunk" (S = cola)
Result:
"When I'm on a diet, hamburgers are never eaten by me, and cola is never drunk by me"

but I must say it sounds VERY weird!

I'm puzzled

Help from a native?
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pieanne, I think you're just like a native, anyway. Emotion: big smile

Thanks for your answers.Emotion: smile

What do others think about that?
The best I can come up with is "hamburgers and cola are never (consumed) eaten (when one is) on a diet...
Thank you for the compliment, Extravaganza! It means a lot to me
Does any native speaker have an idea?
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