Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

45.5 Passive Voice

Finally, in some cases, order may be traced to the relative strength or likelihood of occurrence of several verbal responses. Many passive constructions, such as “the boy was bitten by the dog,” may result because “boy” is more strongly controlled by the stimulus conditions than the response “dog.”

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