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  1. 1. Using the Passive Voice Writing Consultant Presentation EG 1003: Intro to Engineering and Design Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  2. 2. Using the Passive Voice ∗ Definitions ∗ Changing to the passive voice ∗ Practice examples
  3. 3. Active voice vs. passive voice Active voice takes the form “A does B” We chose plastic film to cover the microphone. Passive voice takes the form “B is done (by A)” Plastic film was chosen (by us) to cover the microphone.
  4. 4. Active voice subjects perform an act Active voice We ... chose ... plastic film to cover the microphone. Subject Verb Object
  5. 5. Passive voice subjects are acted on Active voice We ... chose ... plastic film to cover the microphone. Subject Verb Object Passive voice Plastic film … was chosen … to cover the microphone. Subject Verb Object
  6. 6. Passive voice differs from 3rd person Third person, but active voice The team ... chose ... plastic film to cover the microphone. Subject Verb Object Passive voice Plastic film … was chosen … to cover the microphone. Subject Verb Object
  7. 7. Using the Passive Voice ∗ Definitions ∗ Changing to the passive voice ∗ Practice examples
  8. 8. Combine “to be” + past participle  “To be” is very irregular: Present tense 1st person I am Past tense We are I was We were 2nd person You are You are You were You were 3rd person They are He, she, it were He, she, it is  Past participles usually add “-ed” or “t”: presented, measured, built, burnt  Irregular past participles must be memorized They were
  9. 9. Omit the “agent” of the action Active Workers installed burglar alarms. Passive, with agent Burglar alarms were installed by the workers. Passive, with the agent omitted Burglar alarms were installed.
  10. 10. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  11. 11. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  12. 12. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  13. 13. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  14. 14. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  15. 15. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  16. 16. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  17. 17. Remember tense and number Active Voice Passive voice I finish a project in eight hours. A project is finished in eight hours. I finish three projects in eight hours Three projects are finished in eight hours I finished a project in eight hours. A project was finished in eight hours. I finished three Three projects were projects in eight hours. finished in eight hours.
  18. 18. Using the Passive Voice ∗ Definitions ∗ Changing to the passive voice ∗ Practice examples
  19. 19. Change to the passive voice The team used the following materials: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The following materials were used: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The EG 1003 course also supplied the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks. In addition, equipment was supplied by the EG 1003 course: the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks.
  20. 20. Change to the passive voice The team used the following materials: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The following materials were used: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The EG 1003 course also supplied the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks. In addition, equipment was supplied by the EG 1003 course: the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks.
  21. 21. Change to the passive voice The team used the following materials: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The following materials were used: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The EG 1003 course also supplied the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks. In addition, equipment was supplied by the EG 1003 course: the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks.
  22. 22. Change to the passive voice The team used the following materials: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The following materials were used: a model rocket requiring some assembly, a tube of “Super Glue®,” a cartridge of matter, and a tank of antimatter. The EG 1003 course also supplied the launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks. The launch stand, the barrier, and two atomic clocks were supplied by the EG 1003 course.
  23. 23. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  24. 24. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  25. 25. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  26. 26. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  27. 27. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  28. 28. Change to the passive voice First, we obtained the rocket kit from a TA. First, the rocket kit was obtained from a TA. I inspected the kit to ensure that all parts were present. The kit was inspected to ensure that all parts were present. Miguel attached the four control surfaces (fins) to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®. The four control surfaces (fins) were attached to the fuselage of the model using Super Glue®.
  29. 29. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  30. 30. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  31. 31. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  32. 32. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  33. 33. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  34. 34. Change to the passive voice We pressed the red power switch, activating the model. The red power switch was pressed, activating the model. The team noted the time to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. The time was noted to verify that there would be enough battery power when the rocket was launched. Francisca pushed the yellow button, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system. The yellow button was pressed, starting the Level 1 Diagnostic for the positronic control system.
  35. 35. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  36. 36. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  37. 37. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  38. 38. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  39. 39. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  40. 40. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  41. 41. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  42. 42. Change to the passive voice The team took the model out to MetroTech commons. The model was taken out to MetroTech commons. I obtained a matter cartridge from the TA. A matter cartridge was obtained from the TA. We snapped this cartridge into the model. This cartridge was snapped into the model. We mounted the model on the launch stand. The model was mounted on the launch stand.
  43. 43. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was launched.
  44. 44. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was launched.
  45. 45. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was launched.
  46. 46. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was launched.
  47. 47. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was la unched
  48. 48. Change to the passive voice We then used the Antimatter Containment Vessel to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. The Antimatter Containment Vessel was then used to pour antimatter into the tank in the model. Albert put the stopper into the hole in the tank. The stopper was put into the hole in the tank. When everything was in place, we launched the rocket. When everything was in place, the rocket was launched.
  49. 49. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  50. 50. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  51. 51. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  52. 52. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  53. 53. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  54. 54. Change to the passive voice Lucy noted the time of arrival for the rocket and the strobe light flash. The time of arrival was noted for the rocket and the strobe light flash. We used the atomic clocks to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The atomic clocks were used to verify that the rocket had arrived before the light. The team also noted the effects of the impact. The effects of the impact were also noted.
  55. 55. Using the Passive Voice ∗ Definitions ∗ Changing to the passive voice ∗ Practice examples

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