Passive voice is when the subject is acted upon by the verb. For example, 'The book was written by him.' Active voice is when the subject takes action. For example, 'He wrote the book.' Knowing when to use passive or active voice can help you communicate more effectively.
Passive and Active Voice
Passive Voice: A verb form that is used to show that the subject of a sentence is acted upon by the verb; the subject is not performing the action. Example: 'The ball was thrown by him.' Active Voice: A verb form that is used to show that the subject of a sentence is performing the action of the verb. Example: 'He threw the ball.' Subject-Verb Agreement: A basic grammatical rule stating that a singular subject must always be paired with a singular verb, and a plural subject must always be paired with a plural verb. Example: 'She writes everyday (singular)', 'They write everyday (plural).'
Which is the better writing style: passive or active voice?
- Passive voice
- Active voice
The active voice can be used to describe a situation in the present, past, and future tenses. Passive voice can be used to make a sentence less direct and more polite. The passive voice can also be used to describe situations that have not happened yet, such as predictions and expectations.
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What are some of the advantages of using active voice in writing?
What are some of the disadvantages of using passive voice in writing?
Rewrite the following sentence in the active voice: "The book was written by Jane Austen."
In what ways do active and passive voice affect the tone and clarity of writing?
Can you give an example of some writing written in passive voice?
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Can you give an example of some writing written in active voice?
Draw a monster eating pizza while playing a guitar with three strings
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Write a short creative piece based on the drawing you have just done.
Q: How can you identify if a sentence is written in active voice?