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Voice of the Verbs

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  • 1. VOICE OF THE VERB -tells us whether the subject is the doer of the action or receiving the action ACTIVE PASSIVE
  • 2. ACTIVE VOICE -subject is the doer of the action -use when the doer of the action is specific -emphasizes the doer of the action Examples: a. The students will take their Midterm exam next week. b. Jake studied the proposal to add another floor on the building. c. Patrick has examined the data needed for the
  • 3. PASSIVE VOICE -subject is the receiver of the action -use when the doer of the action is unknown or unknown -emphasizes the receiver of the action Examples: a. The Midterm exams will be taken by the students next week. b. The proposal to add another floor on the building was studied. c. The data needed for the research project has been
  • 4. WRITE A IF THE VOICE OF THE VERB IN THE SENTENCE IS ACTIVE, P IF PASSIVE. (10PTS) 1. Hellen Keller’s serious illness was diagnosed as brain fever. 2. This serious illnesss destroyed her sight and hearing. 3. The tigers will have been fed by noon. 4. My reflection stared back at me from the mirror. 5. Hellen Keller was taken to Dr. Alexander Graham
  • 5. 6. They were advised to write to the Perkins Institute for the blind in London. 7. Through Anne Sullivan’s patience and dedication, Helen conquered her disabilities. 8. Fry the eggs on one side only. 9. The recruitment agency receives hundreds of applications a day. 10. Helen Keller’s good works will always be remembered and appreciated.
  • 6. VERB CONJUGATION Tense Simple Past Simple Present Simple Future Perfect Past Perfect Present Perfect Future Active gave Passive was/ were given gives/ give am given/ is given/ are given will/ shall give will be given/ shall be given had given had been given has/have given has been given/ have been given will have been given/ shall have been given will have given/ shall have given
  • 7. Tense Simple Future Perfect Past Active will read Simple Present Perfect Future Simple Past Passive sings had been listed shall have visited erased
  • 8. Seatwork: Form the verb in the opposite voice. (10pts) ACTIVE 1 had blown 2 3 has walked 4 5 provides 6 is swimming 7 8 sing 9 10 PASSIVE were seen will be called are being washed has been computed will be cooked
  • 9. TRANSFORMING THE VOICE OF THE SENTENCE A. My group mates chose me to be the news anchor. B. I was chosen by my group mates to be the news anchor.
  • 10. ACTIVE TO PASSIVE A. The landslide killed a lot of people. B. The volunteers will deliver the relief goods. C. The victims are filing charges against the responsible agencies.
  • 11. PASSIVE TO ACTIVE A. The different news segments were delivered by us. B. My segment was applauded by our classmates. C. The people of Bohol were visited by PNoy after they experienced a strong earthquake.
  • 12. SEATWORK: CHANGE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES FROM ACTIVE TO PASSIVE VOICE. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT INCLUDE THE DOER OF THE ACTION. 1. Many people admired Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun. 2. Everybody knew her as the “Living Saint” when she was alive. 3. She loved the poor, the sick and the orphans. 4. A religious order sent her to India. 5. Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950.
  • 13. SEATWORK: CHANGE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE FROM PASSIVE TO ACTIVE. SUPPLY THE DOER OF THE SENTENCES WHERE THEY ARE MISSING. 1. Commercials on sodas and energy drinks are seen on TV. 2. Not so long ago, water with some salt was drunk by athletes to replace minerals. 3. Sometimes, an upset stomach is caused by caffeine in soda. 4. Calcium and iron are needed by children and teenagers to build strong bones. 5. They are advised to drink mild instead of

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