Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Active Voice, Passive Voice

Active Voice, Passive Voice

The voice of a verb has to do with whether or not the subject of a sentence acts upon something else or whether the subject is acted upon.
  1. Active voice
  2. Passive voice
A verb is in the active voice when its subject acts_when the subject does something(to its object).
active subject verb object
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I write a application.
A verb is in the passive voice when its subject is acted on.
passive subject verb object
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A application is written by me.
The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb:
subject verb object
active Able leaders guide the country well.
passive The country is guided well by able leaders.
Now we'll look at the passive voice in more detail »