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More on “Voice”Active/Passive Voice – 9-24-14Little Brown Handbook,pp. 320-323Thevoiceof a verb tells whether the subject of the sentence performs the action (active) or isacted upon (passive).Passive voice always consists of a form ofbeplus the past participle of the verb (past tense).RARELY, use passive voice sentences in your writing.Passive voice is confusing and weak.Like everything else in life, there are a couple of exceptions:When the actor is unknownExample:After the solution had been cooled, the acid was added.When the actor is unimportant or less important that the object of the action. (If you wantto put an emphasis on the action, then passive voice works.)
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