ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE
BY: GINA GUATAQUI & VALERIA VELASQUEZ
The active voice is our normal form of speak. In the
active voice, the subject receives the action of the
Active Subject Verb object
People play football.
The passive voice is less usual. We use the
passive when we want to make the active
object more important than the active subject
Passive Subject Verb Object
Football is played by people.
The object of the active verb becomes
the subject of the passive verb:
Subject Verb Object
Active Everybody drinks water.
Passive Water is drunk by everybody.
The structure of the passive voice is:
subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past
The structure of active voice is: