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    Question Passive and active voice

    I am an english student. I donīt know very well , How is the diference between passive and active voice. Please could you resolve my doubts?

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    Re: Passive and active voice

    Quote Originally Posted by emmaelita View Post
    I am an english student. I donīt know very well , How is the diference between passive and active voice. Please could you resolve my doubts?

    Thanks in advance.


    Emmaelita.
    English verbs have two voices: active voice and passive voice. In active voice, the person acting is clear: "The manager wrote the report yesterday." The person acting is the manager.

    In passive voice, the writer does not specify who is acting: "The report was written yesterday." It could have been written by the secretary, George Bush, or the manager--we don't know.

    The sentence is still in passive voice if the writer specifies the actor later in the sentence: "The report was written yesterday by the manager."

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