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Other related patternsbe V-ed by nThe passive of V n is always be V-ed, and the person or thing responsible for the action can always be indicated by by n. However, some verbs, when they are passive, are always followed by a prepositional phrase beginning with by. The pattern is be V-ed by n. The list below shows all verbs with this pattern, not just those among the most frequent 400 verbs.
get V-edThe passive voice is sometimes formed with get instead of be. Most of the verbs with the passive pattern get V-ed also have the passive be V-ed. The list below shows the verbs most frequently used with the pattern get V-ed and the phrasal verbs most frequently used with the pattern get V-ed P.
Many of the verbs that often have a passive with get indicate that something unpleasant is happening, such as attack, criticize, hit, injure, penalize, rape, and wound.
If you use more than the minutes agreed in your inclusive allowance, you get penalized with high call charges.
And sometimes, of course, innocent bystanders get wounded.
Other verbs are used in the passive with get to emphasize that someone else, not the person indicated by the Subject, does the action and is responsible for it, even if the person indicated by the Subject wishes the action to be done.
I applied for college and got accepted but I can't go now because it would cost too much to put Christopher in nursery.
They're wise enough to know they have to play by the rules to get noticed.
Anyone that has any concerns, we do advise that they get tested.