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kidnapped him to

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm
by navi
Which are correct:

1) They kidnapped him to work as a slave.

2) He was kidnapped to work as a slave.

3) They kidnapped him to make him work as a slave.
4) He was kidnapped to make him work as a slave


Re: kidnapped him to

Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:14 pm
by Phil White

4 does not really work. The others are fine, but I guess you figured that out for yourself.

The reason is that in sentence 4, the notional subject of "make" (they) is completely missing as a result of using "kidnap" in the passive.