Bazı filler cümle içinde kullanılırken iki tane nesne ile birlikte kullanılırlar. Örneğin: “give, lend, promise, send, show” fiilleri gibi. Bu iki nesneden birisi kişi diğeri de nesne olabilir.
Aşağıdaki örneklere bakalım:
They gave Susan a prize.
They gave a prize to Susan.
Bu tip cümlelerde 2 türlü pasif yapılabilir:
Susan was given a prize.
A prize was given to Susan.
Bu tip pasif cümlelerde kişinin önce yazıldığı (Susan was given…) daha çok tercih edilir.
Aşağıdaki cümleleri inceleyelim:
Everyone was lent skis fot the day.
Skis were lent to everyone for the day.
The younger children were given picture books.
The picture books were given to the younger children.
Anna and Joe were lent a car by the Watsons.
A car was lent to Anna and Joe by the Watsons.
Nathan was promised a new computer.
A new computer was promised to Nathan.
Some people were sent two invitations by mistake.
Two invitations were sent to some people by mistake.
Most of us were shown a film about Wales.
A film about Wales was shown to most of us.