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Sentences using special verbal predicates
1. 是 Sentences
2. 有 Sentences
3. 被 Sentences
4. 把 Sentences
5. Existential sentences
6. Pivotal sentences
7. Sentence with verbs in series
In a sentence the passive preposition and its object act as an adverbial adjunct. The forms are:

A:The agent appears in the setence, being introduced by , the form is:
      Receiver (subject) + + agent + verb phrase

  1) 我          被     老师       批评了。(I was criticized by the teacher.)
      receiver       agent    verbphrase
  2) 那个男孩   被       车          撞了。(The boy was hit by the car.)
      receiver          agent    verbphrase

B: The agent doesn't appear behind, the form is:
    agent + + verb

  1) 大楼                炸倒了。(The building  tumbled down after the explosion.)
      receiver          verb phrase

  2) 收成               毁了。(The crops were destroyed.)
     receiver           verb phrase
(1)  The main verb that following phrase must be a transtive verb which can govern the subject.
For instance, 那个梨              小李          吃了。(The pear was eaten by Xiao Li.)
                    reciever               agent      verb phrase

(2)  The negative word and the auxilary verb must be put ahead .
For instance, 我们               不能                             假象      迷惑。(We can't be confused by the illusion.)
                    receiver      negative word                 agent    verb phrase