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ACTIVE VOICE <ul><li>In sentences written in active voice, the subject performs the action expressed in the verb; the subj...
PASSIVE VOICE <ul><li>In sentences written in passive voice,  the subject receives the action expressed in the verb ; the ...
CHANGING ACTIVE TO PASSIVE Active Voice    Agent    Changed to Passive Voice
CHANGING PASSIVE TO ACTIVE <ul><li>Passive Voice  Agent  Changed to Active Voice </li></ul>
To tell if a construction is active or passive simply look at the subject: <ul><li>If the subject is the  &quot;doer of th...
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The Passive

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  1. 1. ACTIVE VOICE <ul><li>In sentences written in active voice, the subject performs the action expressed in the verb; the subject acts. </li></ul>
  2. 2. PASSIVE VOICE <ul><li>In sentences written in passive voice, the subject receives the action expressed in the verb ; the subject is acted upon. The agent performing the action may appear in a &quot; by the . . .&quot; phrase or may be omitted. </li></ul>( agent performing action has been omitted .)
  3. 3. CHANGING ACTIVE TO PASSIVE Active Voice Agent Changed to Passive Voice
  4. 4. CHANGING PASSIVE TO ACTIVE <ul><li>Passive Voice Agent Changed to Active Voice </li></ul>
  5. 5. To tell if a construction is active or passive simply look at the subject: <ul><li>If the subject is the &quot;doer of the action,&quot; the sentence is active. </li></ul><ul><li>If the subject is the &quot;receiver of the action,&quot; the sentence is passive. </li></ul>
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