What's new

Welcome to Japan Reference (JREF) - the community for all Things Japanese.

Join Today! It is fast, simple, and FREE!

Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com

I was said/told that I should help other people

hirashin

Sempai
Donor
Joined
8 Apr 2004
Messages
2,688
Reaction score
51
Dear native English speakers,
I have some questions.

1 Would both be used with the same meaning?
(a) I was told that I should help other people.
(b) I was said that I should help other people.

2 I believe (a) would be all right. But how about (b)? Would it sound right, too?
(a) The survey asked people how much they trusted their own country.
(b) The survey asked people how much they trust their own country.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin
 

Lothor

Proofreader extraordinaire
Moderator
Donor
Joined
26 Sep 2015
Messages
1,161
Reaction score
633
Dear native English speakers,
I have some questions.

1 Would both be used with the same meaning?
(a) I was told that I should help other people.
(b) I was said that I should help other people.

2 I believe (a) would be all right. But how about (b)? Would it sound right, too?
(a) The survey asked people how much they trusted their own country.
(b) The survey asked people how much they trust their own country.

Thanks in advance.

Hirashin

1. (b) is incorrect.
2. Both are OK to me.
 
Top Bottom