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Some passive sentences


Some passive sentences
When we have a long sentence to turn into passive voice sometimes I am not sure of the place of some of the words.. 
For example: I have to choose the place to see it, I think it is : the best place to see has to be chosen by me. Other example: his company will send him abroad on business, I think it is: he will be sent abroad on business by his company. The place of the  agent is the element I doubt about.

18 Jan 2018      

United States

Grammatically speaking, both of your sentences are correct. However, stylistically, I wouldn �t use the first one about the best place to see. It �s clumsy and awkward. The active voice works much better. 
In the second, about being sent abroad for business, the passive is fine. I might even leave out the agent entirely because that �s implied by "on business."
That �s my take as an American English speaker. 

18 Jan 2018     


In response to your question, I would say the agent usually goes at the end of the sentence.
Your first sentence  needs to include "it" and forget " best"
The place to see it has to be chosen by me .

21 Jan 2018