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  • SILLY EXAMPLES PASSIVE VOICE
    • Leonardo painted Mona Lisa
    • Hitchcock directed ‘Vertigo’
    • Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo
    • ‘ Vertigo’ was directed by Hitchcock
  • I killed Miaow-miaow
    • Miaow-miaow was killed (by me)
    • Nobody should drink alcohol in great amounts
    • Alcohol shouldn’t be drunk in great amounts
    • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored a lot of goals this season
    • A lot of goals have been scored this season by Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • If Real Madrid win the league, Florentino will give the players a lot of money
    • If Real Madrid win the league, the players will be given a lot of money…
    • … and Mourinho will give Cristiano a kiss
    • ..and Cristiano will be given a kiss by Mourinho
  • However, people think (that) Barça will win the league.
    • It is thought (that) Barça will win the league
    • Barça are thought to win the league.
  • Some people say (that) the three wise men don’t exist
    • It is said (that) the three wise men don’t exist
    • The three wise men are said NOT to exist
  • Some people claim (that) Natalia has a millionaire husband
    • It is claimed (that) Natalia has a millionaire husband
    • Natalia is claimed to have a millionaire husband.