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Ensure that there is no short circuit. How to change this kind of sentences to passive form?

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    It's an imperative. To change it to passive, the subject you must necessarily become the object and the object that there is no short circuit the subject. But that makes the imperative no longer directed to you rather to the class that there be no short circuit (in Spanish we'd term it an exhortative statement, but not imperative, not sure on standard English terminology). But, theoretically, it'd be Be it ensured by you that there is no short circuit which I highly, highly, don't would actually be naturally and casually uttered by any native speaker of Modern English. – guifa Nov 19 '15 at 3:37
  • Err... Sorry, typed too quickly on phone. doubt not don't, and subjects become agents in a complement introduced with by (I wish SE would allow edits more than 5min out) – guifa Nov 19 '15 at 4:12
  • That there is no short circuit should be ensured (by you). It is an alternative formation instead of 'let' construction frequently used in imperative voice changes. – Barid Baran Acharya Nov 30 '15 at 18:37
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The sentence is an imperative sentence as commented above. You use the verb "let" when you change an imperative to a passive voice (form).

Learn this poem by heart. = Let this poem be learned by heart (by you).

Do it at once. = Let it be done at once (by you).

The same rule applies to your sentence.

Ensure that there is no short circuit. = Let it be ensured that there is no short circuit (by you).

You have to use "dummy it" or a "placeholder" as the object ((that there is no short circuit)) of the imperative is too long .

"Placeholder" is:

[Linguistics] An element of a sentence that is required by syntactic constraints but carries little or no semantic information.

[Oxford Online Dictionary]

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