The purpose of this paper is to explore the syntactic features of the passive in Modern Standard Arabic. The paper consists of two parts: in the first part, the relationship between active and passive sentences is briefly discussed at the level of the verb phrase and the level of the clause. The second part explains in details the derivation process from active sentences with particular reference to the transformational theory.
Keywords: Passive, Passive voice, Standard Arabic, Syntactic features of Arabic, Transformational theory, Voice Definition.
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