RE: Active voice / passive voice studies

Subject: RE: Active voice / passive voice studies
From: Maggie Pierce Secara <maggiros -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2003 13:09:01 -0700 (PDT)

In other words, "flummoxed" here functions as an
adjective, but it is still the past tense of a verb
used with a form of "to be" and so technically a
passive construction.

Annoying, isn't it? :-)

Maggie Secara

--- Michael West <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- net -dot- au> wrote:
> Bonnie wrote:
> > Technically, that is not an example of passive
> voice. "Flummoxed" is an
> > adjective.
> You'd better watch it -- I just
> might flummox you.
> ----------------------------------------------
> The NEW OXFORD Dictionary of ENGLISH
> flummox verb
> informal perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder.
> ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: probably of dialect origin;
> flummock to make untidy

[etc etc]

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