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Active and Passive Voice© Read the following sentences:The boy killed the spider.The spider was killed by the boy.As you can probably see both sentences express the same idea. In sentence 1, the form ofthe verb indicates that the person denoted by the subject (the boy) is the doer of the action.The verb killed is therefore said to be in the active voice.In sentence 2, the form of the verb shows that something is done to the person denoted bythe subject (the spider).The verb is killed is therefore said to be in the passive voice.A verb is in the active voice when its form indicates that the person or thing denoted by thesubject does something.A verb is in the passive voice when its form indicates that something is done to the person orthing denoted by the subject.In the following sentences, note the changes when an active sentence is converted into the
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Term
Fall
Professor
Johnson
Tags
Passive voice, Intransitive verb, following sentences, Transitive verb

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