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Hello my English teacher gave us the following examples about passive voice:


Who painted this picture ?>>>>Who was this picture painted by ?

What caused this track ? >>>What was this track caused by ?


Is this right ? I find that the passive sentence above doesn't make any sense

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These examples are correct, except for the small detail that there should be no space before a question mark.

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This sentence is correct "Who was this picture painted by ?" ?

Shouldn't we say "By whom this picture was painted" ?

gray air 562This sentence is correct "Who was this picture painted by?" ?

Yes, it is correct.

gray air 562Shouldn't we say "By whom this picture was painted" ?

You can, but most people would think you were being a snob.

"By whom this picture was painted?" is not correct. "By whom was this picture painted?" is correct English, but it is a formal sentence that most people would not use in everyday language.

You made the same mistake again with the space before a question mark.

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GPY"By whom this picture was painted?" is not correct.

Right! I missed the mistake, concentrating too much on who/whom.

This picture was painted by whom?

this one is also incorrect?

gray air 562Is this one also incorrect?

Yes.

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