periphrastic strategy (for passives)
use of auxiliary verb together with some form of the detransitivized main verb
- auxiliary can be:
- a verb of being or becoming
- ex. Harvey was/became disillusioned by the new policy
- a verb of 'receiving'
- ex. Harvey got arrested by the FBI
- a verb of motion
- ex. The mistake went unnoticed by the editor.
- a verb of experiencing
- ex. Mary thuuk (rod) chon.
- Mary touch (car) crash
- Mary was hit (by the car)