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    Unhappy Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    I have a problem determining these sentences if they are in passive or active voice.

    1. Instructions are converted to machine code by interpreters and compilers.
    2. Programmers developed high-level languages specifically for the user.
    3. Since the development of smaller, personal computer, gamers have been creating games and simulations with more basic codes and assembly languages.
    4. Basic tasks including renaming, deleting, and backing up files can be done by utility programs.
    5. Nowadays, people are using GUI and WIMP features to interact with their computers because they are much more user-friendly than command-driven interfaces.

    First I have to determine if each one is passive or active voice and what verb tense is being used for each, then rewrite the sentences, if it is active, put it in passive, if passive, put it in active.

    thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    You need to determine the grammatical subject of each sentence and then decide whether the subject is the person or thing that is actually doing the action described by the verb.

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    I don't know how to determine. Help me please.

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    This appears to be a homework assignment. I'm afraid we don't help with those. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-May-2013 at 20:22.
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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    Don't be afraid, it's just howework, and my teacher told that I can ask for help.Also, I study in UAE, so it's okay.

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    1. Instructions are converted to machine code by interpreters and compilers.=Passive.



    2. Programmers developed high-level languages specifically for the user. = Active.

    3. Since the development of smaller, personal computer, gamers have been creating games and simulations with more basic codes and assembly languages.=Passive.

    4. Basic tasks including renaming, deleting, and backing up files can be done by utility programs.=Passive.

    5. Nowadays, people are using GUI and WIMP features to interact with their computers because they are much more user-friendly than command-driven interfaces.=Active

    Is it right?

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    3 is active. Gamers have been creating games. It's not "games have been created by gamers."

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    and all others are correct right?

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    Yes.

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    Default Re: Need a help with Passive and Active voice.

    I will try my best and write them here again

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