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ESL forum > Grammar and Linguistics > help, please!!    

help, please!!



mariaherguedas
Spain

help, please!!
 

Hello , superteachers!! Can you help me out?

Which one is correct?
We were made to sign the contract without reading it

or

We were made sign the contract

Thank you in advanced

8 Jun 2012      



zafirka
Hungary

The first one.
in passive voice we use full infinitive.

8 Jun 2012     



evinches
France

In Britain one would say
"We were made to sign..."
Have a good weekend!
 

8 Jun 2012     



mariaherguedas
Spain

Thank you so much!!!! This website is just the best !

8 Jun 2012     



Zora
Canada

Both sentences have different meanings:

We were made to sign the contract without reading it - means you have no idea what are the conditions of the contract.

We were made TO sign the contract - means they made you sign the contract, whether you agreed with the terms (which you might have previously read) or not.

8 Jun 2012     



mariec
Spain

active: They made us sign the contract ...
passive: We were made to sign the contract ...( correct answer )

8 Jun 2012     



MoodyMoody
United States

I agree with all of the other responders, but I personally prefer "We were forced to sign the contract."

8 Jun 2012     



almaz
United Kingdom

and...

Thank you in advance

8 Jun 2012     



Rahil_el
Iran

Hi!
"We were made to sign the contract " is correct becauseof the passive form. If the verb " make " means "to force" and is followed by an object the second verb is bare infinitive, but as you know in passive voice there is no object and that is why in this case it should be followed by infinitive.

9 Jun 2012