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Language Questions / Re: passive form
« Last post by admin on May 04, 2022, 10:30:57 am »
As I often say, context is King!

I have re-read your #2. And it does make sense in the context: some mammals were found to lay eggs [though others didn't]. By them is superfluous and should be left out.

No, #3 is entirely unnatural word order.
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Language Questions / Re: passive form
« Last post by hide on May 04, 2022, 09:53:52 am »
Thank you, Duncan.
I understand #1 is the most natural.
But is #2 and your sentense'Some egg-laying mammals were found.' the same?
And also,  I want to know if #3 makes sense and grrammatically correct.
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Language Questions / Re: passive form
« Last post by admin on May 03, 2022, 10:15:44 am »
1 is probably the most natural.
If you want to go passive it would probably be: Some egg-laying mammals were found.
It does depend on the context.
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Cafe / Re: Who are you?
« Last post by Britta on May 03, 2022, 07:07:30 am »
Welcome Steve!

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Language Questions / passive form
« Last post by hide on May 02, 2022, 07:14:45 am »
If we change the following sentense #1 into a passive form, I think it will be #2.

#1  They found some mammals to lay eggs.
#2  Some mammals were found to lay eggs by them.

Then, how about #3?  Does it make sense?

#3  Some mammals to lay eggs were found by them.
      Is #3 the same as 'Some mammals which lay eggs were found by them.'?
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Language Questions / Re: be famous as or be famous for being
« Last post by hide on May 02, 2022, 01:48:45 am »
I see. Thank you.
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Language Questions / Re: be famous as or be famous for being
« Last post by admin on May 01, 2022, 04:14:07 pm »
Both are fine and I see little difference.
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Language Questions / be famous as or be famous for being
« Last post by hide on May 01, 2022, 09:26:29 am »
Is it OK to say #1 instead of #2?

#1:Australia   is famous for being  the home of the kangaroo and other marsupials.
#2:Australia   is famous   as          the home of the kangaroo and other marsupials.

If both are OK, is there any difference?
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Cafe / Re: Who are you?
« Last post by stevebuttler on April 29, 2022, 07:22:51 am »
My name is Steve Buttler and I am a content writer.
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Language Questions / Re: definite article 'the'
« Last post by Cindy on April 25, 2022, 02:09:01 pm »
Thank you Bertha!
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