Results 1 to 5 of 5

    • Join Date: Jan 2004
    • Posts: 6
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    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.

  1. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 16,166
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    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:

  2. RonBee's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Feb 2003
    • Posts: 16,570
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3
    I agree with Mike (naturally). :)

    (Say: "were rewritten")

    :)

  3. MikeNewYork's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 16,166
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    I agree with Mike (naturally). :)

    (Say: "were rewritten")

    :)
    :wink:


    • Join Date: Jun 2006
    • Posts: 2
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Passive voice or active voice

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

Similar Threads

  1. Need advice on Active and Passive Voice, thanks teachers!
    By Helped Wanted in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 22-Mar-2004, 17:02
  2. english grammar
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 17-Oct-2003, 16:27
  3. passive and active voice
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 29-Sep-2003, 22:24
  4. passives
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-Feb-2003, 15:54

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •