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Upgrade 3 - Unit 6 Passive Voice Newspaper Headlines
We use the Passive Voice when we want to emphasize the action. It is also used either when we don’t know who did the action, or we don’t want to mention it. My car was stolen. My house was built in 2000.
LOCALS IN PAKISTANI TOWN WHERE OSAMA WAS KILLED SAID THEY DIDN'T KNOW BIN LADEN WAS THERE. Three Post photographers were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Haiti quake. How Osama bin Laden Was Located and Killed.
Now itis your turn to be a journalist! Use the Passive Voice
_________________________________________ U.S. personnel washed, wrapped and prayed over the body of Osama bin Laden before dumping it off an aircraft carrier and into the Arabian Sea. But even as the Obama administration worked to avoid offending Muslim sensibilities over the manner of bin Laden’s burial, it stopped short of releasing visual or forensic proof that he had, in fact, been killed. www.washingtonpost.com/national/bin-ladens-secret-sea-burial-adds-to-the-mystery-of- his-life/2011/05/02/AF4uEPZF_story.html
_________________________________________ TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 28, 2011) – In a neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., that took a direct hit from a tornado late Wednesday, dozens of homes were without roofs, and household items were scattered all over the ground Thursday. Streets were impassable, covered with trees, pieces of houses and cars with their windows blown out. www.kwtx.com/news/headlines/Tornado_Destroys_Parts_Of_Tuscaloosa_120871449.html
_________________________________________ The Brazilian government invested over US$1.43 billion in international aid and cooperative projects between 2005 and 2009, as confirmed by the results of a survey conducted by Brazil’s Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study reveals that the value of these investments nearly doubled from US$158.0 million in 2005 to over US$362.0 million in 2009. www.brasil.gov.br/para/press/press-releases/january-2011/brazil-invests-over-us-1.4- billion-in-international-cooperation-projects-from-2005-2009/br_model1?set_language=en