Passive. Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs. The “Passive Voice” uses Transitive verb forms. Passive. Many verbs can be either Transitive or Intransitive , depending on the sense. Passive vs. Active. Passives and Tense/Aspect. Why the Passive?. Because:
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Transitive vs. Intransitive Verbs
The “Passive Voice” uses Transitive verb forms.
Many verbs can be either Transitive or Intransitive, depending on the sense.
9 Police Officers Face Disciplinary Action After Inquiry in Central Park Attacks
By KEVIN FLYNN
CENTRAL PARK ATTACK
(NYT; June 13, 2000) Police Commissioner Howard Safir said yesterday that nine New York police officers, including six supervisors, would be disciplined for mistakes that allowed an unruly mob of men to turn a section of Central Park into a menacing gantlet where they sexually assaulted dozens of women after the National Puerto Rican Day Parade.
In addition to the nine officers, Mr. Safir said, the two high-ranking chiefs who were in charge at the June 11 parade will be given letters of instruction noting the shortcomings of the operation, and three civilian 911 dispatchers will be punished for improper handling of calls reporting the riotous behavior, thus delaying the police response.
"It is obvious that mistakes were made before, during and after the parade," he said.