Verbs are either in active or passive voice. We use Active Voice most of the time. Active Voice has subject first and object second. In the Active Voice, the object receives the action of the verb. In Passive Voice it is the opposite. In the Passive Voice, the subject receives the action of the verb. In the Active Voice, the subject and verb relationship is straightforward; the subject is the do-er (of the action). In the Passive Voice, the subject of the sentence is not a do-er (of the action). Passive voice is used when the action is the focus, not the subject.
By Arundathie Abeysinghe
Lecturer in English
International Aviation Academy (IAA)