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    Default Passive voice or active voice

    We are changing sentences from the passive voice to the active voice.

    The original sentence is in the passive voice and reads...
    Our computer was programmed to total accounts.

    The following sentences were rewriting in the active voice.

    Helene and Terry's computer was programmed to total account balances. or

    Helene and Terry programmed their computer to total account balances.

    Tell us which sentence is correct.

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    Default Re: Passive voice or active voice

    Quote Originally Posted by fleming
    We are changing sentences from the passive voice to the active voice.

    The original sentence is in the passive voice and reads...
    Our computer was programmed to total accounts.

    The following sentences were rewriting in the active voice.

    Helene and Terry's computer was programmed to total account balances. or

    Helene and Terry programmed their computer to total account balances.

    Tell us which sentence is correct.
    Your second sentence is in the active voice and is correct. :wink:

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    I agree with Mike (naturally). :)

    (Say: "were rewritten")

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I agree with Mike (naturally). :)

    (Say: "were rewritten")

    :)
    :wink:

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    Default Re: Passive voice or active voice

    well, the second sentence is correct... but I'm having troubles getting to that conclusion

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