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1. I don't think you can do that without being seen.

2. I don't like being told what to do.

3. He hates being kept waiting.

4. We managed to climb the tree without being seen.

5. Sometimes the children were abused by being ignored.

6. Out professor has no tolerance for being treated disrespectfully.

7. It may not be directly related to the subject being discussed.

8. The minister underwent the experience of eggs being thrown at him.

9. You have undergone the experience of its being explained.

10. A COUPLE YEARS AGO I DECIDED THAT I WAS DONE WITH BEING MISTREATED BY NEGATIVE AND ABUSIVE PEOPLE.

11. Umbrage is a feeling of anger caused by being offended.

12. Umbrage is a feeling of being offended by what someone has said or done.

13.I can understand being deceived into thinking it's a joke.

14. All fruits and vegetables need to be washed thoroughly before being eaten.

15. Trump angrily exits press conference after being challenged by female reporters

16. The most complaints received in any sector relate to people being sold faulty cars or being tricked.

Last edited by Toaha
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Hi, Toaha,

In all of those sentences, the subject of the active voice is unimportant, or unknown. What matters is the effect: the person is not seen, the children were ignored, the professor is treated disrespectfully, etc. You might turn all those sentences into the active form as a kind of exercise, though. However, you shouldn't expect us to do them all for you. I'll do one and you do the rest, will you?

@Toaha posted:

1. I don't think you can do that without being seen.

1a. I don't think you can do that without their seeing you / without anybody seeing you.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

Gustavo could you please check these whether or not I have changed those sentences correctly:

1.I don't think you can do that without them seeing you.

2. I don't like them telling me what to do. 3. He hates it when they keep him waiting.4

4 .We managed to climb the tree without them seeing us.

5. Sometimes they abused the children by ignoring them.

6. Out professor has no tolerance for them treating him disrespectfully.

7. It may not be directly related to the subject they are discussing.

8. The minister underwent the experience of them throwing eggs at him.

9. You have undergone the experience of them explaining it.

10. A COUPLE YEARS AGO I DECIDED THAT I WAS DONE WITH NEGATIVE AND ABUSIVE PEOPLE MISTREATING ME.

11. Umbrage is a feeling of anger caused by them offending you.

12. Umbrage is a feeling of someone offending you by what someone has said or done.

13.I can understand them deceiving me into thinking it's a joke.

14. They need to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before they eat them.

15. Trump angrily exits press conference after female reporters challenge him.

16. The most complaints received in any sector relate to people those are selling faulty cars or are tricking.

I suspect someone has helped you with most of the answers, but that's ok if you understand them.

I've noticed that you have used "them" instead of the more formal "their," but both options are fine.

These are the only sentences that should be corrected:

12. Umbrage is a feeling of someone offending you by what someone has said or done.

(If we assume that it's the same "someone," we should say: Umbrage is a feeling of someone offending you by what they have said or done.)

14. They need to wash all fruits and vegetables thoroughly before they eat them (OR before eating them).

16. The most complaints received in any sector relate to people those are selling faulty cars or are tricking. Unlike the previous sentences, this is completely ungrammatical and should be changed to: The most complaints received in any sector relate to their tricking people or their selling them faulty cars.

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