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Ingrammar, thevoiceof a verb describes the relationship between the action (orstate) that the verb expresses and the participants identified byitsarguments(subject, object, etc.). When thesubjectis the agent or doer of theaction, the verb is in theactive voice. When the subject is the patient, target orundergoer of the action, the verb is said to be in thepassive voice.[1][2][3]When thesubject both performs and receives the action expressed by the verb, the verb isin the middle voice. Voice is sometimes calleddiathesis.[4]The following pair of examples illustrates the contrast between active andpassive voice in English. In sentence (1), the verb formateis in the active voice,but in sentence (2), the verb formwas eatenis in the passive voice. Independent
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