Active voice is a grammatical voice common in many of the
world's languages. Active voice is used in a clause
whose subject expresses the agent of the main verb. That
is, the subject does the action designated by the verb. A
sentence whose agent is marked as grammatical subject is
called an active sentence.
The hunter saw the deer
the deer was hunter by deer
Present perfect The car/cars
Will have been Will have been designed
verbal or verb form can also take on features of the
passive voice. An infinitive phrase in the passive
voice, for instance, can perform various functions
within a sentence (just like the active forms of the
Subject: To be elected by my peers is a great honor.
Object: That child really likes to be read to by her
Modifier: Grasso was the first woman to be elected
governor in her own right.
The same is true of passive gerunds.
Subject: Being elected by my peers was a great thrill.
Object: I really don't like being lectured to by my
Object of preposition: I am so tired of being lectured
to by my boss.
passive voice requires a "double verb" and will
always consist of a form of the verb "to be" and the
past participle (usually the "en/ed/t" form) of another
Active: John baked the bread.
Passive: The bread was baked by John. (Was is a form of
the verb “be”.)
Active voice is preferable to passive for the
majority of your sentences.
Overuse of passive voice or use of passive
voice in long and complicated sentences can
cause readers to lose interest or to become
Sentences in active voice are generally-though not always-- clearer and more direct.
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