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Active and Passive VoiceRead the following sentences:1. The boy killed the spider.2. The spider was killed by the boy.As you can probably see both sentences express the same idea. In sentence 1, the form of the verb indicates thatthe person denoted by the subject (the boy) is the doer of the action.The verbkilledis therefore said to be in theactive voice.In sentence 2, the form of the verb shows that something is done to the person denoted by the subject (thespider).The verbis killedis therefore said to be inthe passive voice.A verb is in the active voice when its form indicates that the person or thing denoted by the subject doessomething.A verb is in the passive voice when its form indicates that something is done to the person or thing denoted by thesubject.In the following sentences, note the changes when an active sentence is converted into the passive.
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Passive voice, Intransitive verb, Transitive verb

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