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Title: Active and Passive Voice


1
Active and Passive Voice
  • Grammar

2
Defining Voice
  • Voice is a characteristic of verbs which
    indicates the relation of the verbs action to
    its subject.
  • The voice of a verb may be either active or
    passive.

3
Active Voice
  • Active voice verbs are used when the subject is
    acting in a sentence.
  • Example
  • Cindy steered the boat.
  • Steered is an active verb because it allows the
    subject to undertake an action.

4
Passive Voice
  • Passive voice verbs are used when the subject
    is being acted upon in a sentence.
  • Example
  • The mountains peak was reached by Ed Danvers.
  • Was reached are considered passive because they
    indicate that the subject (peak) is receiving an
    action.

5
Review
  • Active voice verbs Verbs that indicate the
    sentences subject as actively acting
  • Marvin hit the ball.
  • Passive voice verbs Verbs that indicated the
    sentences subject as being acted upon
  • The ball was hit by Marvin

6
Any Questions???
7
Quiz Decide which of the following sentences use
the passive voice and which sentences use the
active voice.
  • Example
  • -Before I began my research, only German fascism
    was studied by me.
  • Passive construction
  • -Before I began my research, I only studied
    German fascism.

8
  • Professor Warren assigned each group a research
    project.
  • Active
  • Professor Warren assigned each group a research
    project

9
  • For the opening flag ceremony, a dance was
    choreographed by Kema Jones to Bill Withers song
    Lean on Me.
  • Passive Construction
  • For the opening flag ceremony, Kema Jones
    choreographed a dance to Bill Withers song Lean
    on Me.

10
  • When the tickets are ready, the travel agent
    notifies the client.
  • Active
  • When the tickets are ready, the travel agent
    notifies the client.

11
  • Seismologists have examined data concerning the
    recent earthquake, and reports will be filed.
  • Active
  • Seismologists have examined data concerning the
    recent earthquake, and they will file reports.

12
  • Problems of famine, pollution, dwindling
    resources, and arms control were discussed by the
    senator.
  • - Passive construction

13
  • Whenever an error was found by Mrs. Clark, the
    entire paper had to be rewritten by the student.
  • Passive Construction
  • Whenever an error was found by Mrs. Clark, the
    student had to rewrite the entire paper.

14
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