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Passive Voice .vs The Active VoiceA. If the sentence is written in the passive voice, the object of the sentence come first and the subject ofthe sentence follows the verb:Subject-verb-object word order is considered the active voice. Object-Verb-Subject word order is consideredthe passive voice. In the passive voice, the subject of an active sentence becomes the object, and the object ofthe active sentence becomes the subject:Active sentence (Subject-Verb-Object word order):(Subject) (Verb) (Object)I bought the book.Passive sentence:(Object as subject) (Be) (Past Participle) (Subject as object)The book was bought by me.B. The passive verb construction consists of the verb "be" and the past participle of a transitive verb:
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