Voices of the verb

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Voices of the verb

  1. 1. VOICES OF THE VERB Active and Passive Voices
  2. 2. Voices of the Verb In grammar, the voice of a verb describes the relationship between the action (or state) that the verb expresses and the participants identified by its arguments (subject, object, etc.).
  3. 3. Active Voice The active voice is the "normal" voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. Subject + verb + object In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb: Subject Verb  Object Cats eat fish
  4. 4. Passive Voice In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb. The structure of the passive voice is very simple: subject + auxiliary verb (be) + main verb (past participle) The main verb is always in its past participle form. We use the passive when we want to make the active object more important. Note that we always use by to introduce the passive object.
  5. 5. Passive Voice Auxiliary Verb Main Verb Subject (to be) (past participle) Water is drunk by many100 people are employed by this company
  6. 6. Activity I Give each picture a description using the active voice then transform it to passive.

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