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Some passive sentences



inmaaa86
Spain

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      



MoodyMoody
United States

Grammatically speaking, both of your sentences are correct. However, stylistically, I wouldn īt use the first one about the best place to see. It īs 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 īs implied by "on business."
 
That īs my take as an American English speaker. 

18 Jan 2018     



PammyMadrid
Spain

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