PASSIVE se - • In Spanish there is not a subject -...

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Passive se The " Passive se " is what we call in English "the passive voice". An Active voice is when you have a subject doing something with an active verb. In English a Passive voice has an object having something done to it with or without an identified subject. The Passive Voice in English uses a form of "to Be" with a Past Participle. An Active Voice Construction A Passive Voice Construction Sra. Verde teaches me Spanish. Spanish is taught to me (by Sra. Verde) I purchased the dress. The dress was purchased (by me) I drove my father's new car. My father's new car was driven (by me) In Spanish, the Passive Voice is normally formed by using se + the third person singular or plural conjugation of a verb, just as we did with the Impersonal se.
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Unformatted text preview: • In Spanish there is not a subject - identified or not! See below examples: An Active Voice Construction A Passive Voice Construction Los dependientes del almacén hablan ruso. Se habla ruso en el mercado. The department store clerks speak Russian. Russian is spoken in the shopping center. David escribe el libro en italiano. Se escribe el libro en italiano. David is writing the book in Italian. The book is written in Italian. La heladería vende una gran cantidad de helado. Se vende una gran cantidad de helado. The ice cream store sells a large quantity of ice cream. A large quantity of ice cream is sold. Mis amigos comieron la torta. Se comió la torta. My friends ate the cake. The cake was eaten....
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course SPN 312L taught by Professor Garrett during the Summer '08 term at University of Texas.

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