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Subject:Re: argument!! From:SuePStewrt -at- AOL -dot- COM Date:Wed, 7 Dec 1994 21:33:59 -0500
timothy -at- ESKIMO -dot- COM sez: >>The sentence -> Millions of people from every
continent are connected to it.
>>the word "it" is the subject and an echo word<<
I'm only a grammar maven 2nd class, but I believe that "it" is *not* the
subject. It is the object of the preposition "to" which modifies the verb
"connected." The subject is understood, apparently from a preceding sentence
("The Internet is a humongous network of networks. Millions of people ...").
And as a previous respondent mentioned, simply flipping this into active
voice ("It is connected") changes the meaning.
As we've been saying, there is nothing wrong with passive voice, when it is