Passive constructions

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Introduction 3
Chapter 1. The theoretical aspects of passive constructions’ definition 5
1.1. Thе саtegory of voice. Passive constructions 5
1.2. Types and Principles of Passive Construction 13
Chapter II. The analysis of passive constructions 24
2.1. Types of passive constructions 24
2.2. Direct passive of the verbs demanding two direct objects 37
2.3. Direct passive of the verbs demanding direct and indirect object 41
2.4. Direct passive of the verbs demanding direct and a prepositional object 43
2.5. Indirect passive 47
Chapter III. The description of passive constructions 52
3.1. Characteristics of the passive constructions 52
3.2. Analysis of passive forms 59
Conclusion 63
Bibliography 67


The Voice is the property of a verb, which shows whether the subject of the action performs the action or receives the action described by the verb. If the subject performs the action described by the verb, the verb is treated as belonging to the Active Voice. Accordingly, if the subject receives the action, the verb is said to be in the Passive Voice.
The voice of a verb depends on the relation between the verb and its subject.
When the subject of a verb acts, the verb is in the active voice; when the subject is acted upon, the verb is in the passive voice .
The active voice stresses the activity of the subject and helps to make a sentence direct, concise, and vigorous.
One and the same idea can often be expressed in two ways, by means of an active, and by means of a passive construction. The English passive is formed with an auxiliary, generally be, but often also get and become, and the second participle
We distinguish several types of the...

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Год выполнения и защиты - 2009