SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 10
 GRAMMAR VI
 Master. Magdalena Ulluari
 Topic. Reasons for using the passive the agent.
 Names; Calderon Javier
Chacha Edwin
Taday Sara
6th se mester
2014- 2015
 WHAT IS PASSIVE VOICE?
The passive voice places the
emphasis on the action, rather than
the actor.
In most English sentences, the verb
is active. However, in some
circumstances there is a reason to
use the passive voice instead.
 WHY USE PASSIVE VOICE?
 Passive voice is used frequently in technical (and
academic) writing, where the focus is usually on
what was done rather than who did it. It is
conventionally used to report experimental
procedure and to avoid constant repetition
of I or we throughout the report, paper or thesis.
 Use passive voice for a specific purpose, not
simply out of habit.
 In order to use passive voice correctly, it is
necessary to understand, and be able to
recognize, the difference between passive and
active voice.
 WE USE THE PASSIVE IN THE FOLLOWING
SITUATION
 When it is obvious or not important to say who,
what
 The 'actor' is not known.
Example : Oil was discovered in the coast of
Australia.
The number of Internet users was estimated to
be over one million.
 The 'actor' is not important.
Example : The report has been published.
The results will be presented at the
conference.
 It is considered desirable to conceal the
identity of the 'actor'.
Example : The results are invalid as the
correct testing procedure was not followed.
 Research funding will be cut next year.
 We are normally not interested in the ›doer‹
of an action in a passive sentence. When we
want to mention the ›doer‹, we use the
preposition by. The whole phrase is
called by-agent in English.
 In what happens we are usually interested
to find the direct object
 When we mention the agent , generally
we use « by « when mention « who « or «
what « was responsible.
 We use « with « when we mention the
instrument used .
In particular , we mention the
agent when we add information
about it in the next part of the
sentence.
Example : The car had been
driven by my younger brother
who did not have a driving
licence.
Reasons for Using Passive Voice & When Agent is Important

More Related Content

What's hot

The ultimate guide to translating idioms
The ultimate guide to translating idiomsThe ultimate guide to translating idioms
The ultimate guide to translating idiomsLorena Duarte Ortiz
 
Module 6 Topic 1
Module 6 Topic 1Module 6 Topic 1
Module 6 Topic 1mansudi
 
Subject & Predicate
Subject & PredicateSubject & Predicate
Subject & PredicateAli Soomro
 
Question tags and answers -application in legal counseling
Question tags and answers -application in legal counselingQuestion tags and answers -application in legal counseling
Question tags and answers -application in legal counselingdebaleena dutta
 
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact Words
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact WordsCriminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact Words
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact WordsJean Reynolds
 
The passive introduction -
The passive   introduction -The passive   introduction -
The passive introduction -Melvin Duke
 
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBS
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBSTRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBS
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBSvickytg123
 
Unit 14 grammar_notes to upload
Unit 14 grammar_notes to uploadUnit 14 grammar_notes to upload
Unit 14 grammar_notes to uploadAnne Agard
 

What's hot (13)

The ultimate guide to translating idioms
The ultimate guide to translating idiomsThe ultimate guide to translating idioms
The ultimate guide to translating idioms
 
Syntax -1
Syntax -1Syntax -1
Syntax -1
 
Module 6 Topic 1
Module 6 Topic 1Module 6 Topic 1
Module 6 Topic 1
 
Literature non fiction ppt
Literature non fiction ppt Literature non fiction ppt
Literature non fiction ppt
 
Subject & Predicate
Subject & PredicateSubject & Predicate
Subject & Predicate
 
Question tags and answers -application in legal counseling
Question tags and answers -application in legal counselingQuestion tags and answers -application in legal counseling
Question tags and answers -application in legal counseling
 
Presentacion
PresentacionPresentacion
Presentacion
 
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact Words
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact WordsCriminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact Words
Criminal Justice 8: Quoting Exact Words
 
The passive introduction -
The passive   introduction -The passive   introduction -
The passive introduction -
 
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBS
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBSTRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBS
TRANSITIVE/INTRANSITIVE VERBS
 
Unit 14 grammar_notes to upload
Unit 14 grammar_notes to uploadUnit 14 grammar_notes to upload
Unit 14 grammar_notes to upload
 
Writing sentences
Writing sentencesWriting sentences
Writing sentences
 
Reporting the Past
Reporting the PastReporting the Past
Reporting the Past
 

Viewers also liked

Confident Group Customer Reviews
Confident Group Customer ReviewsConfident Group Customer Reviews
Confident Group Customer ReviewsConfident Group
 
Steve test
Steve testSteve test
Steve testohpcus
 
A portfolio walk through
A portfolio walk throughA portfolio walk through
A portfolio walk throughYiping Xia
 
listening skills final
listening skills finallistening skills final
listening skills finalSuzi Iziku
 
Lord mayor business forum
Lord mayor business forumLord mayor business forum
Lord mayor business forumKarl Schwantes
 
Paragraph writing dale
Paragraph writing daleParagraph writing dale
Paragraph writing daleShadale Mackey
 
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 лет
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 летРазвитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 лет
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 летdetskiy_sad_120_Samara
 
initiative idea jkt48
initiative idea  jkt48initiative idea  jkt48
initiative idea jkt48jodia77
 
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...detskiy_sad_120_Samara
 
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ Nguyễn Đan
 
Protecting the Australian Steel Industry
Protecting the Australian Steel IndustryProtecting the Australian Steel Industry
Protecting the Australian Steel Industrycherylhurley00
 
Unionizing college sports main body
Unionizing college sports main bodyUnionizing college sports main body
Unionizing college sports main bodymeganrene96
 
Meeting Minutes 1
Meeting Minutes 1Meeting Minutes 1
Meeting Minutes 1namzmedia
 
Kalimat
Kalimat Kalimat
Kalimat 714lia
 

Viewers also liked (17)

Confident Group Customer Reviews
Confident Group Customer ReviewsConfident Group Customer Reviews
Confident Group Customer Reviews
 
Steve test
Steve testSteve test
Steve test
 
A portfolio walk through
A portfolio walk throughA portfolio walk through
A portfolio walk through
 
listening skills final
listening skills finallistening skills final
listening skills final
 
Игры забавы с песком
Игры забавы с пескомИгры забавы с песком
Игры забавы с песком
 
Lord mayor business forum
Lord mayor business forumLord mayor business forum
Lord mayor business forum
 
smoke
smokesmoke
smoke
 
Paragraph writing dale
Paragraph writing daleParagraph writing dale
Paragraph writing dale
 
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 лет
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 летРазвитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 лет
Развитие воображения и речи детей 4-7 лет
 
initiative idea jkt48
initiative idea  jkt48initiative idea  jkt48
initiative idea jkt48
 
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...
Иллюстрированный материал по восприятию художественной литературы в средней г...
 
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ
Tượng đá Quan Công cực đẹp, giá rẻ
 
Dogs of the world
Dogs of the worldDogs of the world
Dogs of the world
 
Protecting the Australian Steel Industry
Protecting the Australian Steel IndustryProtecting the Australian Steel Industry
Protecting the Australian Steel Industry
 
Unionizing college sports main body
Unionizing college sports main bodyUnionizing college sports main body
Unionizing college sports main body
 
Meeting Minutes 1
Meeting Minutes 1Meeting Minutes 1
Meeting Minutes 1
 
Kalimat
Kalimat Kalimat
Kalimat
 

Similar to Reasons for Using Passive Voice & When Agent is Important

Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1ginelly hernandez
 
verbos y cuantificadores
verbos y cuantificadores verbos y cuantificadores
verbos y cuantificadores Anthony Moran
 
Persuasive Language Techniques
Persuasive Language TechniquesPersuasive Language Techniques
Persuasive Language Techniquesmmcdonald2
 
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptx
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptxACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptx
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptxMerriJean
 
Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1ginelly hernandez
 
Better writing techniques
Better writing techniquesBetter writing techniques
Better writing techniquesRoger Watson
 
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptx
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptxSHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptx
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptxNamitaUghade
 
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.com
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.comWhat is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.com
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.comessayassignmentwriting
 
Active And Passive Voice
Active And Passive VoiceActive And Passive Voice
Active And Passive Voicepjvegi
 
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ Speaking
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ SpeakingIELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ Speaking
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ SpeakingJROOZ Review Center
 
Rhetoric1 s05
Rhetoric1 s05Rhetoric1 s05
Rhetoric1 s05pdavids
 
Presentation
PresentationPresentation
Presentationeshal6
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)Zoe Landon
 
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205SarahGoshert
 
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)Zoe Landon
 

Similar to Reasons for Using Passive Voice & When Agent is Important (20)

Voice Person.pdf
Voice  Person.pdfVoice  Person.pdf
Voice Person.pdf
 
Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1
 
verbos y cuantificadores
verbos y cuantificadores verbos y cuantificadores
verbos y cuantificadores
 
Persuasive Language Techniques
Persuasive Language TechniquesPersuasive Language Techniques
Persuasive Language Techniques
 
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptx
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptxACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptx
ACTIVE PASSIVE VOICE.pptx
 
Characters presentation
Characters presentationCharacters presentation
Characters presentation
 
Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1Professions and-verb-to-be-1
Professions and-verb-to-be-1
 
Better writing techniques
Better writing techniquesBetter writing techniques
Better writing techniques
 
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptx
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptxSHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptx
SHIVAM ASSIGNMENT.pptx
 
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.com
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.comWhat is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.com
What is an Essay? - How to Write a Good Essay - essayassignmentwriting.com
 
Active And Passive Voice
Active And Passive VoiceActive And Passive Voice
Active And Passive Voice
 
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ Speaking
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ SpeakingIELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ Speaking
IELTS Training - Misused Phrases in the IELTS Writing/ Speaking
 
Rhetoric1 s05
Rhetoric1 s05Rhetoric1 s05
Rhetoric1 s05
 
Presentation
PresentationPresentation
Presentation
 
Word Choice
Word ChoiceWord Choice
Word Choice
 
Speech Act Theory.docx
Speech Act Theory.docxSpeech Act Theory.docx
Speech Act Theory.docx
 
Attribution
AttributionAttribution
Attribution
 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Coding (Open Source Bridge 6/21)
 
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205
The Ablative Case Of Latin Ppt For Ed205
 
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)
Technology So Easy Your Lawyer Could Do It (OSCON 5/18)
 

More from Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo (8)

American gestures
American gesturesAmerican gestures
American gestures
 
Grammar VI
Grammar VIGrammar VI
Grammar VI
 
THE TEACHER`S ROLE
THE TEACHER`S ROLETHE TEACHER`S ROLE
THE TEACHER`S ROLE
 
THE TEACHER`S ROLE
THE TEACHER`S ROLETHE TEACHER`S ROLE
THE TEACHER`S ROLE
 
Total physical response
Total physical responseTotal physical response
Total physical response
 
Total physical response
Total physical responseTotal physical response
Total physical response
 
Methodology envio
Methodology envioMethodology envio
Methodology envio
 
Methodology
Methodology Methodology
Methodology
 

Recently uploaded

Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...
Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...
Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...DhatriParmar
 
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptxmary850239
 
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHS
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHSTextual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHS
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHSMae Pangan
 
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...Association for Project Management
 
Concurrency Control in Database Management system
Concurrency Control in Database Management systemConcurrency Control in Database Management system
Concurrency Control in Database Management systemChristalin Nelson
 
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptx
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptxROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptx
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptxVanesaIglesias10
 
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young minds
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young mindsMental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young minds
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young mindsPooky Knightsmith
 
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptx
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptxMan or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptx
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptxDhatriParmar
 
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped data
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped dataMeasures of Position DECILES for ungrouped data
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped dataBabyAnnMotar
 
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptx
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptxBIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptx
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptxSayali Powar
 
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptxmary850239
 
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptx
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptxINTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptx
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptxHumphrey A Beña
 
MS4 level being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdf
MS4 level   being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdfMS4 level   being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdf
MS4 level being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdfMr Bounab Samir
 
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptx
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptxDecoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptx
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptxDhatriParmar
 
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptx
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptxQ4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptx
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptxlancelewisportillo
 
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Development
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea DevelopmentUsing Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Development
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Developmentchesterberbo7
 
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP Module
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP ModuleMulti Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP Module
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP ModuleCeline George
 
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnv
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnvESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnv
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnvRicaMaeCastro1
 
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITW
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITWMythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITW
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITWQuiz Club NITW
 

Recently uploaded (20)

Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...
Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...
Blowin' in the Wind of Caste_ Bob Dylan's Song as a Catalyst for Social Justi...
 
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx
4.16.24 21st Century Movements for Black Lives.pptx
 
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHS
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHSTextual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHS
Textual Evidence in Reading and Writing of SHS
 
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...
Team Lead Succeed – Helping you and your team achieve high-performance teamwo...
 
Concurrency Control in Database Management system
Concurrency Control in Database Management systemConcurrency Control in Database Management system
Concurrency Control in Database Management system
 
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptx
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptxROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptx
ROLES IN A STAGE PRODUCTION in arts.pptx
 
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young minds
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young mindsMental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young minds
Mental Health Awareness - a toolkit for supporting young minds
 
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptx
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptxMan or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptx
Man or Manufactured_ Redefining Humanity Through Biopunk Narratives.pptx
 
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped data
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped dataMeasures of Position DECILES for ungrouped data
Measures of Position DECILES for ungrouped data
 
Faculty Profile prashantha K EEE dept Sri Sairam college of Engineering
Faculty Profile prashantha K EEE dept Sri Sairam college of EngineeringFaculty Profile prashantha K EEE dept Sri Sairam college of Engineering
Faculty Profile prashantha K EEE dept Sri Sairam college of Engineering
 
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptx
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptxBIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptx
BIOCHEMISTRY-CARBOHYDRATE METABOLISM CHAPTER 2.pptx
 
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx
4.16.24 Poverty and Precarity--Desmond.pptx
 
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptx
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptxINTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptx
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLIC CHRISTOLOGY.pptx
 
MS4 level being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdf
MS4 level   being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdfMS4 level   being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdf
MS4 level being good citizen -imperative- (1) (1).pdf
 
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptx
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptxDecoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptx
Decoding the Tweet _ Practical Criticism in the Age of Hashtag.pptx
 
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptx
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptxQ4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptx
Q4-PPT-Music9_Lesson-1-Romantic-Opera.pptx
 
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Development
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea DevelopmentUsing Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Development
Using Grammatical Signals Suitable to Patterns of Idea Development
 
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP Module
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP ModuleMulti Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP Module
Multi Domain Alias In the Odoo 17 ERP Module
 
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnv
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnvESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnv
ESP 4-EDITED.pdfmmcncncncmcmmnmnmncnmncmnnjvnnv
 
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITW
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITWMythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITW
Mythology Quiz-4th April 2024, Quiz Club NITW
 

Reasons for Using Passive Voice & When Agent is Important

  • 1.  GRAMMAR VI  Master. Magdalena Ulluari  Topic. Reasons for using the passive the agent.  Names; Calderon Javier Chacha Edwin Taday Sara 6th se mester 2014- 2015
  • 2.
  • 3.  WHAT IS PASSIVE VOICE? The passive voice places the emphasis on the action, rather than the actor. In most English sentences, the verb is active. However, in some circumstances there is a reason to use the passive voice instead.
  • 4.  WHY USE PASSIVE VOICE?  Passive voice is used frequently in technical (and academic) writing, where the focus is usually on what was done rather than who did it. It is conventionally used to report experimental procedure and to avoid constant repetition of I or we throughout the report, paper or thesis.  Use passive voice for a specific purpose, not simply out of habit.  In order to use passive voice correctly, it is necessary to understand, and be able to recognize, the difference between passive and active voice.
  • 5.  WE USE THE PASSIVE IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATION  When it is obvious or not important to say who, what  The 'actor' is not known. Example : Oil was discovered in the coast of Australia. The number of Internet users was estimated to be over one million.
  • 6.  The 'actor' is not important. Example : The report has been published. The results will be presented at the conference.  It is considered desirable to conceal the identity of the 'actor'. Example : The results are invalid as the correct testing procedure was not followed.  Research funding will be cut next year.
  • 7.  We are normally not interested in the ›doer‹ of an action in a passive sentence. When we want to mention the ›doer‹, we use the preposition by. The whole phrase is called by-agent in English.
  • 8.  In what happens we are usually interested to find the direct object  When we mention the agent , generally we use « by « when mention « who « or « what « was responsible.  We use « with « when we mention the instrument used .
  • 9. In particular , we mention the agent when we add information about it in the next part of the sentence. Example : The car had been driven by my younger brother who did not have a driving licence.