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Posted on: Having Spare Keys Made
May 26, 11:09 PM

Wow, these are old comments! I also rarely see the passive "bei" used in my Chinese grammar books. I would add that English teachers generally recommend using an active construction in English composition in order to create stronger, more concise sentences when the passive can be avoided. However, the true passive voice can probably not be avoided all the time! However, avoiding the passive results in less words. EG: He was eaten by a shark. vs A shark ate him.