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# The aliens were arrived on Neptune in the 20 century (wrong)

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The aliens were arrived on Neptune in the 20 century (wrong) [#permalink]

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The aliens were arrived on Neptune in the 20 century (wrong)
The aliens arrived on Neptune in the 20 century(correct)

I am following the below link for transitive verb , direct and indirect objects

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/indirectobject.htm

But I dont know why first one is wrong and the other is right . Please explain

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Re: active and passive voice [#permalink]

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20 Aug 2012, 18:38
TomB wrote:
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The aliens were arrived on Neptune in the 20 century (wrong)
The aliens arrived on Neptune in the 20 century(correct)

I am following the below link for transitive verb , direct and indirect objects

http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/indirectobject.htm

But I dont know why first one is wrong and the other is right . Please explain

What is your native language? I find it sometimes easier to compare to that.

The verb "arrive" cannot be transitive, so it cannot exist in the passive voice. Transitive verbs take a direct object, meaning you can't "arrive a person/thing".

I'm not sure if this is helpful...
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Re: active and passive voice   [#permalink] 20 Aug 2012, 18:38
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