PASSIVE VOICE The subject is receiving the action of the verb. Example: The dog was attacked by the cat.
ACTIVE VOICE The subject is the DOER of the verb. Sentence has a direct object. Example: The cat attacked the dog.
HOW DO I AVOID PASSIVE VOICE? I am glad you asked! Avoid linking verbs! “To be” verbs create passive voice. To be verbs?Avoid “to have” as well! Be being beenhave has had Am is are Was were
YOUR TURN… Find 3 sentences in your letter with passive voice and fix them! Don’t worry – I don’t expect perfection. Just do your best!
I NEED MORE HELP! Okay. I have added a couple extra practice sheets on my webpage and two links to OWL at Purdue’s help sheets for changing passive voice to active voice. And, we will practice again on Friday…