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araveg
Spain

HELP
 
Hi everybody
 
Just two questions
 
1- In this sentence "In ten years� time you WILL HAVE LEFT university and perhaps you WILL BE LIVING in another country", could we say "perhaps YOU WILL LIVE, instead you WILL BE LIVING?
 
2- Change from active to passive voice "You cannot expect children to understand these problems"  It would be like this
 
CHILDREN CAN NOT BE EXPECTED TO UNDERSTAND THESE PROBLEMS.
 
 
But is there another way to change it to passive voice
 
Thanks in advance. 
 
 

11 Jun 2019      



cunliffe
United Kingdom

1. Yes, you will live is possible here, but the future progressive you will be living is becoming more and more prevalent in situations like this. It is logical, as it implies an ongoing situation.
 
2. Yes, that is correct. I suppose you could also have it  cannot be expected that children understand these problems. / It cannot be expected of children to understand...  

11 Jun 2019     



araveg
Spain

Thank you very much for your explanations. 
 
I thought the same about the first question (future question) because it is an ongoing situation, but I Wasn´t sure at all.
 
And thank you for your other possibilities about the passive sentence. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

11 Jun 2019     



redcamarocruiser
United States

These problems cannot be expected to be understood by children. We can say this, but is it the passive form of the given sentence? Yes? Jack built the house. The house was built by Jack.

11 Jun 2019