Active v passive

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Active v passive

  1. 1. Active v. Passive Voice
  2. 2. •The teacher threw the pen.
  3. 3. •The pen was thrown by the teacher.
  4. 4. •Active Voice: The subject performs the action. (The teacher threw the pen.)
  5. 5. •Passive Voice: The subject of the sentence is acted upon by the verb (The pen was thrown by the teacher.)
  6. 6. •Use the active voice in your writing!

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