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question of passive voice

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question of passive voice

Postby Lie.K. » Sun Oct 10, 2004 3:56 am

Hello

When I'd like to ask about the agent of passive voice, can I use both sentences?
Or is "By whom " not used in daily life?

For example:
1) By whom was the cake eaten?
2 Who was the cake eaten by?

Thank you. :)
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Postby Alan » Sun Oct 10, 2004 4:45 am

While constructions such as 'who...by' are widely accepted, 'by whom' is still considered correct for formal use.
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