Thank you for your answer!Perhaps this works: The man being punched by another guy was seen (by me).
Thank you for your answer!Which is why we generally don't use the passive voice, and prefer to use the active.
Why do you want to do this? What meaning are you trying to convey?
The original sentence, with "punched" is hardly clear in its meaning, and contains so little information that if you put it into the passive voice to remove "I", it doesn't seem worth saying at all.
Hear, hear! This sort of exercise treats language like a mathematical equation to be resolved by manipulating formulae. That is not how most native English speakers behave.... it would make more sense to teach students to recognize different passive voice structures as they are actually used than to have them do exercises that supposedly convert active to passive.
Along the lines to what's already been said.Hi guys.
I have a question.
I am wondering which way of changing the phrase into a passive voice form is correct.
I saw the man punched by another guy.
1. The man was seen punched by another guy.
2. The man was seen to be punched by another guy.
That is indeed theoretically possible. However it's just another example of the "mathematical formula" approach I referred to in #12, and the resulting sentence is one that no native speaker would ever actually use....you can turn the main clause passive.
The man punched by another guy was seen by me...