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  1. 1. Active and Passive Voice<br />
  2. 2. What is voice?<br />Voice is that form of a verb which shows whether what is denoted by the subjectdoes somethingorhas something doneto it.<br />VOICE<br />Passive<br />Active<br />
  3. 3. What is active voice?<br />A direct form of expression where the subject performs or "acts" the verb. Active voice is used in a clause whose subject expresses the agent of the main verb.<br />The active voice is the most commonly used in many languages and represents the "normal" case in which the subject of the verb is the agent.<br />e.g. The mason is building the wall.<br />
  4. 4. What is passive voice?<br />An indirect form of expression in which the subject receives the action.<br />The passive voice is employed in a clause whose subject expresses the theme or patient of the verb.<br />e.g. The wall is being built by the mason.<br />
  5. 5. How to form passive voice?<br />Verb to be (Tense) +Past Participle<br />This picture was painted by the painter.<br />
  6. 6. Why do we use Passive voice?<br /><ul><li>When the agent is unknown, unimportant or obvious from the context.
  7. 7. To make more polite or formal statements.
  8. 8. When the action is more important then the agent as in processes, instruction, events, reports, headlines, news items and advertisements.
  9. 9. To put emphasis on the agent.</li></li></ul><li>Active and Passive Verb<br />Active =<br /> Doer + Active verb + Receiver<br />Passive =<br /> Receiver + Active verb + Doer<br />
  10. 10. Active Voice<br />Passive Voice<br />
  11. 11. Active Voice<br />Passive Voice<br />
  12. 12. Simple Present Tense<br />e.g. The boys are punished by the headmistress.<br /> The cat is fed by Mike.<br /> I am taught by Miss Gupta.<br />
  13. 13. Compare active and passive sentences in Present Tense<br />Active:Percylocksthe officeevery evening.<br />Passive : The officeis locked by Percy every evening.<br />
  14. 14. Simple Past Tense<br />e.g. A letter was written by Ronald.<br /> The electrons were discoveredby Thomson.<br />
  15. 15. Compare active and passive sentences in Present Tense<br />Active:Percylocksthe officelast evening.<br />Passive : The officewas locked by Percy last evening.<br />
  16. 16. Table for active to passive verb conversion<br />
  17. 17. THANK YOU!!!<br />

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