Syntactic Theory

The Passive

In this chapter, you will learn more about the English passive construction. The chapter is divided into the following sections: Introduction, Properties of the Active - Passive Relation, The Passive Lexical Rule, and The Verb Be in Passive Sentences.

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At the end of each section, you are directed to exercises which are related to that section. Here is a complete list of all exercises of this chapter: