Teach Yourself Japanese
Subject: Re: させられる
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 04:09:05 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3
> Looks mostly fine, except the particle should be が for the receiver of the action, i.e., 子供達が活躍させられた.
> Also, I think causative-passive sentences are pretty much only used when you're affected negatively by being forced to do something, or it's something you didn't want to do, etc.
From what I recall in Linguistics class, this is exactly the case. Usually only the causative-passive tense is for when you were forced to do something and you did not want to do it. She basically told us it was a way for "us to bicker about doing things we didn't want to do." Haha. :)
お母さんに宿題させられた。 (Mom made me do my homework.)
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