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John was chosen captain of the team.
in these sentence is captain subject?
Who did this action?John or?What is object in this sentence?
I think that John became captain of the team.Is it right?

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  1. Yes, your rephrasing "John became captain of the team" is correct.

    John = subject
    was chosen = verb (passive voice)
    captain = subject complement
    of = preposition
    the = article
    team = object of preposition "of"
    [of the team = prepositional phrase modifying "captain"]

    In a sentence with a passive verb, the subject does not do the action. Whoever is doing the action is usually indicated by a prepositional phrase beginning with "by" -- such as "by his teammates." This sentence doesn't have that phrase, though, so it is not stated who chose him.

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