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1 Active and Passive Voices Dr. John Eigenauer Taft College

2 Passive Voice  Passive voice is the voice that indicates that the subject is the recipient of action.  Example: The ball was thrown by the boy.

3 Active Voice  Active voice is the voice that indicates that the subject acts.  Example: The boy threw the ball.

4 Rule  Active voice is often a better writing choice than passive voice.

5 Practice with active voice  All operations should be performed by certified plastic surgeons.  Certified plastic surgeons should perform all operations.

6 Practice with active voice  She never thought that she would be hurt by her husband.  She never thought that her husband would hurt her.

7 Practice with active voice  A mistake was made by the doctor, so he was sued by the patient.  The doctor made a mistake, so the patient sued him.

8 Passive voice with “be”.  Passive voice can consist of “to be” with an adjective.  Example: The doctor considered actions by the patient to be unacceptable.  Active voice: The doctor considered the patient’s actions unacceptable.

9 Practice  Example: There can be no doubt that his actions were dishonest.  Active voice: There can be no doubt that he acted dishonestly.

10 Practice  Example: I thought that they would be doubtful of my story.  Active voice: I thought that they would doubt my story.

11 Acceptable passive voice  Passive voice can be used to emphasize what happens to something or someone.  Example: The corpse was dragged into the street.


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