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Passive Voice | Grammarly Blog [06-Oct-18 21:23:19] Passive Voice The passive voice is often maligned by grammazons as a bad writing habit. Or, to put it in the active voice, grammazons across the English-speaking world malign the passive voice as a bad writing habit. In general, the active voice makes your writing stronger, more direct, and, you guessed it, more active. The subject is something, or it does the action of the verb in the sentence. With the passive voice , the subject is acted upon by some other performer of the verb. (In case you weren’t paying attention, the previous two sentences use the type of voice they describe.) But the passive voice is not incorrect. In fact, there are times when it can come in handy. Read on to learn how to form the active and passive voices, when using the passive voice is a good idea, and how to avoid confusing it with similar forms. PRODUCT COMPANY WRITING Alice E.M. Underwood GRAMMAR TIPS START WRITING
Passive Voice | Grammarly Blog [06-Oct-18 21:23:19] Forming the Passive Voice While tense is all about time references, voice describes whether the grammatical subject of a clause performs or receives the action of the verb. Here’s the formula for the active voice: [subject]+[verb (performed by the subject)]+[optional object] In a passive voice construction, the grammatical subject of the clause receives the action of the verb. So, the ball from the above sentence, which is receiving the action, becomes the subject. The formula: [subject]+[some form of the verb to be ]+[past participle of a transitive verb]+ [optional prepositional phrase] Chester kicked the ball. Example The ball was kicked by Chester. Example
Passive Voice | Grammarly Blog [06-Oct-18 21:23:19] That last little bit—“by Chester”—is a prepositional phrase that tells you who the performer of the action is. But even though Chester is the one doing the kicking, he’s no longer the grammatical subject. A passive voice construction can even drop him from the sentence entirely: How’s that for anticlimactic? When to use the passive voice That said, there are times when the passive voice does a better job of presenting an idea, especially in certain formal, professional, and legal discussions. Here are three common uses of the passive voice: 1 Reports of crimes or incidents with unknown perpetrators If you knew who stole the car, it probably wouldn’t be as big a problem. The passive voice

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