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Active vs Passive Voice

Active vs Passive Voice

Author: Carin Mangimeli
Description:

Objectives: This learning packet should review:

· The difference between passive and active voice.

· By phrases (i.e. Fish are eaten by sharks and other predators.)

· How to construct sentences in passive voice.

· Commonly missed passive voice constructions (e.g. He’s called Chris. His is known as Chris.

Passive and active voice are two ways of describing transitive verbs (verbs that usually include an object that receives the verb). If your teacher has ever written "use active voice" on your paper, but you're not clear what that means, then read on!

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Summary

Passive and active voice are two ways of describing transitive verbs (verbs that usually include an object that receives the verb).  If your teacher has ever written "use active voice" on your paper, but you're not clear what that means, then read on!

Objectives

Objectives:   This learning packet should review:

·         The difference between passive and active voice.

·         By phrases (i.e. Fish are eaten by sharks and other predators.)

·         How to construct sentences in passive voice.

·         Commonly missed passive voice constructions (e.g. He’s called Chris. His is known as Chris.

Active vs. Passive Voice

More practice

This is a great 8 minute lesson on passive vs. active voice, including exercises and dealing with other tenses.