February 20, 2013 by k. liz
We are studying passives this week. One exercise sentence was to change a sentence like this into a passive sentence:
They made those CDs in the 1980s.
My students were working well, until one of the students asked me to check their sentence. The conversation went something like this:
S: Those CDs were maken in the 1980s.
T: What is Verb 3 of ‘to make’?
S: Not maken?
T: No, not maken.
T: No, it’s made.
S: Teacher, why isn’t it maden?
T: Maden isn’t a word. It’s not in the dictionary.
S: But, teacher, we have it. Maden Turkey.
Just try and tell me this isn’t a great job.