How do you say "were forced"
How can I say "The Indians were forced off of their land"? If I simply put "forced" in the preterite, it implys they were doing the forcing. "Los indios forzaron de su tierra" sounds like they forced their land to do something.
I would use passive voice, either using passive se or classic passive voice (ser+past participle) "se forzaron" or " fueron forzado"
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fueron expulsados de sus tierras -- fueron forzados/obligados a quitar/dejar sus tierras -- fueron echados de sus tierras