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What's the passiveform of the following sentence?
The disease would have spread if they hadn't found the medicine.

asked in english, passive, active

duffield1 answers:

The disease would have been spread if the medicine had not been found by them.

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Russel.West answers:

"Having found the medicine they prevented the disease spreading"

Supplement from 01/15/2009 05:09pm:


Them finding the medicine prevented the disease spreading

See below:
Active and Passive Sentences

A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action in the sentence.

e.g. The girl was washing the cat.

A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has an action done to it by someone or something else.

e.g. The cat was being washed by the girl.

Supplement from 01/15/2009 05:12pm:

So - this could be put another way:

The disease was stopped from spreading by the using the medicine they found.

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