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Hello, DireWolf, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

The verb "kill" is transitive and in the passive voice in:

- Jon Arryn was killed.

The sentence above comes from:

- Somebody killed Jon Arryn.

If the subject is known:

- Littlefinger killed Jon Arryn.

the object in the active (Jon Arryn) becomes the subject, and the subject in the active becomes the agent in the passive:

- Jon Arryn was killed by Littlefinger.

Last edited by Gustavo, Contributor

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