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What is meant by the indefinate pronoun 'one' when used in a statement like 'I dont understand why you'd bother'

You'd is shorthand for you would. You is the colloquial for one. So the statement 'I don't understand why you'd bother' is synonymous with the statement 'I don't understand why one would bother'? One ...
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Passive Voice to active voice conversion doubt

Can anyone convert this passive voice to active voice, please. For my understanding. (I'm really confused with passive and active voice) First of all, throughout history education has been reserved ...
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“Wish” in the Passive [closed]

If we make the subordinate clause in "I wish he were here" nonfinite we get "I wish him to be here", right? Can we then change the voice? What I mean is can "He is wished to be here" be grammatical ...
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Converting impersonal reporting verbs from active to passive

I have a question regarding impersonal reporting structures. The task is to complete the second sentence beginning with Bob as a subject so that it has the same meaning as the first sentence: ...