chapter  15
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The passive voice المَبْنِيّ لِلْمَجْهول

WithMohammad T. Alhawary

The passage below is from an Al-Jazeera news report on the making of Al-Taa’if perfume in Saudi Arabia. As you read it, look at why and how verbs are used (in the passive) without actual subjects/doers and how the object/recipient of action takes the position of the subject.