use of By in prepositions


This book is written by Jane Austen - why is it correct?

asked Jun 03 '14 at 17:54 Ritika New member

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link comment answered Jun 03 '14 at 19:01 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

Your sentence is in the passive voice. 

This book is written by Jane Austen.(Passive voice)

The book--> Subject of the sentence

is written--->verb phrase( is +past participle)

by--> preposition

Jane Austen--> noun

Let me write the same sentence in the active voice to clear up your confusion.

Jane writes this book. (Active voice)

link comment answered Jun 05 '14 at 09:35 Sanjay Expert

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