This question already has an answer here:
I'm trying to understand the construction of these two sentences and would appreciate any help/thoughts:
- The house sold for more than expected.
- The house fetched more than expected.
To me both sentences seem to convey the same meaning,that is, the value that was obtained after selling the house was greater than expected.
What I'm really trying to determine is why the verb to be isn't necessary to form the passive here, in either sentence and whether it has something to do with sold and fetched being used in an intransitive form.