PASSIVE vs. ACTIVE verbs (new)

PASSIVE vs. ACTIVE verbs (new) - PASSIVE VERBS = PASSIVE...

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PASSIVE VERBS = PASSIVE VOICE ( IS, AM, ARE, WAS, WERE, HAS, HAVE, HAD, BE, BEEN, BEING ) Unless you have a good reason to use the passive voice, prefer the active voice, created by using verbs that are not passive. It is more forceful and engaging, and readers usually want to know who or what does the action. PASSIVE: Polluting chemicals were dumped into the river . ACTIVE: Industrial Products Corporation dumped polluting chemicals into the river.
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Passive voice is often used in scientific reports to keep the focus on the experiment and its results rather than on the experimenters: The bacteria were treated carefully with nicotine and were observed to stop reproducing. ____________________________________________________________ Underline THE PASSIVE VERBS IN EACH SENTENCE. REWRITE THESE PASSIVE VOICE SENTENCES INTO ACTIVE VOICE. ELIMINATE ALL PASSIVE VERBS. STAY IN SAME TENSE. 1. Plagiarizing our essay papers would be in direct violation of university standards. 2. The test was administered by our instructor, causing everyone to be stressed out.
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