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Active and Passive Voice

Active and Passive Voice

9th Class, ENGLISH KNOWLEDGE, grammar, School English, UPPER INTERMEDIATE (B2), WORKSHEETS
Active and Passive Voice   In the active voice, the subject of the sentence performs the action:   I                       aced                            the               exam.  Subject/actor            verb                            object/thing acted on   In the passive voice, the object of the action becomes the subject of the sentence, and the actor appears in a prepositional phrase, or is absent from the sentence: The exam                  was aced                                               (by me).                          Subject                      verb                actor/object of prepositional phrase   ► Use the active voice when the actor’s identity is important.   Active:            The butler did it. Pass

ACTIVE and PASSIVE VOICE

grammar, INTERMEDIATE (B1), İTEC POSTS, KAZANIM SINAVI (8. SINIF), PRE-INTERMEDIATE (A2), YDS, YDS GRAMMAR
The passive voice is sometimes used in English as well. In the active voice, the subject performs the action on something else; in the passive voice, the action is performed on the subject. ACTIVE –The doctor wrote a prescription. PASSIVE –The prescription was written by the doctor. NOTE: In the passive, the object of the active verb becomes the subject. To make the passive, use the appropriate form of the verb to be + past participle. Only transitive verbs are used in the passive: ACTIVE PASSIVE –Fred helps Jane. -- Jane is helped by Fred. –He is helping her. -- She is being helped by him. –He has helped her. -- She has been helped by him. –He helped her. -- She was helped by him. –He was helping her. -- She was being helped by him