|From:||Alain Lemaire <alargule@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, May 21, 2006, 10:08|
English has a distinct way of using the passive voice. Normally, it is used
to stress the patient of the action:
He hits the ball - the ball was hit (by him).
But it can also be used with objects that go with a preposition:
He walks over the bridge - the bridge is walked over.
He looked at me - I was being looked at.
Are there other languages which have this use of the passive voice? How do
they form them - and what are the restrictions?