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The passive voice

by G. C. Scott

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Published by Carroll & Graf Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bondage (Sexual behavior) -- Fiction.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesErotic novel
    StatementG.C. Scott.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6069.C5878 P37 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination242 p. ;
    Number of Pages242
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL994567M
    ISBN 100786703814
    LC Control Number96033132

    The Passive Voice by G. C. Scott and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sentences written in the active voice are easier to understand than sentences written in the passive voice. Switching the passive voice into the active voice is straightforward, but it requires a bit of practice. In the equivalency table below, notice that the tense of the verb to be in the passive voice is always the same as the tense of the main verb in the active voice.

    Active and Passive voice: Words come together to form a sentence and these sentences can be formed in more than one way. The way these sentences are made make a lot of difference in writing and we are going to learn all about that in this chapter. One thing to note here is that no matter what the structure of the sentence is, the meaning of the sentence does not change. “[The active voice is the] vigorous voice, unashamed to say whodunit. Passive voice is preferred by the weak, the cowardly, ashamed to name the fink who told them what they are evasively telling you.” John Bremner, late professor of journalism at the University of Kansas and author of Words on Words.

    The passive voice is a grammatical "voice".The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of a corresponding active sentence (such as "Our troops defeated the enemy") appears as the subject of a sentence or clause in the passive voice ("The enemy was defeated by our troops").. The subject of a sentence or clause featuring the passive voice typically denotes the recipient of the action (the. The passive voice places the emphasis on your experiment rather than on you. Note: Over the past several years, there has been a movement within many science disciplines away from passive voice. Scientists often now prefer active voice in most parts of their published reports, even occasionally using the subject “we” in the Materials and.


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Interchange of Active and Passive Voice: Patterns and Examples (English Daily Use Book 12) - Kindle edition by Joshi, Manik. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Interchange of Active and Passive Voice: Patterns and Examples (English Daily Use Book 12)/5(4). Passive forms are made up of the verb be with a past participle: past participle.

all over the world. might have been. If we want to show the person or thing doing the action, we use by: She was attacked by a dangerous dog. The money was stolen by her husband. Active and passive voice 1. Active and passive voice 2. Active and passive voice 3.

Find the perfect editor for your book. Overauthors trust the professionals on Reedsy, come meet them. When you look over the following sentences, The passive voice book you identify the ones written in passive voice and the ones using active voice.

The blog post was being published by Reedsy. Reedsy had published the blog post. Passive voice dulls our writing and slows down the action. Active voice breathes life and flare into our work.

In this short e-book, you'll learn what passive voice is, how to identify it in your writing, and four ways to convert passive sentences to active voice/5(21).

The previous answers are correct. “A book was read by him.” is correct. In addition, one useful thing about passive voice is that it allows you to drop the agent of the verb (the subject of an active sentence): “A book was read.” Long answer with. Reviewing examples of active and passive voice will make it easier to understand the difference.

Active voice describes a sentence where the subject performs the action stated by the verb. In passive sentences, the subject is acted upon by the verb. Because the passive voice creates a sense of emotional distance between the reader and the narrative, the reader can become more objective about what he or she is reading.

This is one of the main reasons why scientific reports are often written in the passive voice. While the journalism writing coaches encourage active writing, especially in. Passive voice is not exactly incorrect.

There is no rule against. But your readers will usually put down a book filled with passive voice. A passive voice sentence is usually extremely boring. Is that what you want.

The problem isn't so much passive voice. The problem is really "weak sentences.". The passive voice means that you have written the object of your sentence first and then put the subject of your sentence at the end.

Let's look at some examples of passive and active voice: With each sentence, think about who is doing the action. In the above example, Joe is the subject, he is the do-er.

He is doing the recycling, and the. Active and Passive Voice Voice refers to the form of a verb that indicates when a grammatical subject performs the action or is the receiver of the action. When a sentence is written in the active voice, the subject performs the action; in the passive voice, the subject receives the action.

In academic writing, itFile Size: KB. Passive: The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo Da Vinci. (agent =Leonardo Da Vinci) Active: Leonaro Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa. Most writing instructors and editors recommend against using the passive voice, when possible. The reason for this is that when you use the active voice, your writing is clearer and less complicated.

When the passive voice is used, the recipient, the person or thing the action is done to, is the subject of the verb. The do-er, if included, is there simply to modify the verb. Question: I am writing a book with two main characters. The novel starts in with an introduction of. be + past participle The passive is formed by making the object of the active sentence the subject of the new sentence and using the appropriate form of the passive auxiliary be + the past participle form of the verb.

Be is in the same tense as the verb in the active sentence. A tone of voice workshop I attended by a top brand agency did a whole section on the evils of the passive voice, illustrated with several examples which were actually in the active : Dan Brotzel.

To change a sentence from the active voice to the passive voice: the object of the active voice sentence becomes the subject of the passive voice sentence. Agatha Christie wrote this book. This book was written by Agatha Christie. we change the main verb of the active voice sentence into the passive voice.

The tense remains unchanged. participle, to form the passive voice. Active voice Passive voice Jimmy was making our costumes. Our costumes were being made by Jimmy.

She was reading a book. The book was being read by her. • For the future tense, use shall or will with be, followed by a past participle, to form the passive voice. Active voice Passive voice The choir will File Size: KB. Recognizing Passive Voice. You can recognize passive-voice expressions because the verb phrase will always include a form of be, such as am, is, was, were, are, or been.

The presence of a be-verb, however, does not necessarily mean that the sentence is in passive voice. Another way to recognize passive-voice sentences is that they may include a. the passive voice. The active voice puts more emphasis on the person who performs the action.

The passive voice puts more emphasis on the action or the result. In general, the active voice is more common than the passive voice when an agent is mentioned. Active: The fi rst Oscar ceremony took place in Passive: It was attended by Size: 1MB.

The passive voice is used to show interest in the person or object that experiences an action rather than the person or object that performs the action.

In other words, the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence. The passive voice is used frequently. (= we are interested in the passive voice, not in who uses it.). The Passive Voice in English A passive sentence consist of; The subject The verb to be in the correct tense.

The past participle of the verb needed. Sometimes, the agent and/or other complements Subject + verb + “to be” + Past participle Example Sentences The novel was read by Mom in one day. This film wasn’t liked by no one.

The windows had been broken.The passive voice is your friend when the thing receiving an action is the important part of the sentence—especially in scientific and legal contexts, times when the performer of an action is unknown, or cases where the subject is distracting or irrelevant.

When it comes to good writing, don’t be passive—even if your sentences sometimes.Passive: I was given the book (by him)/ The book was given to me (by him).

Other verbs like this are: ask, offer, teach, tell, lend, promise, sell, throw. The passive in subordinate clauses You can make the passive in a subordinate clause that has a subject and a normal conjugated verb. This is .