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    Please identify the term 'passive voice' as it relates to sentence structure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonita
    Please identify the term 'passive voice' as it relates to sentence structure.
    Active Voice: Subject + Verb + Object
    Passive Voice: Object + Verb + Subject

    Active Voice Example
    Sam ate the cookies.
    Structure: Sam (subject), ate (Active verb), the cookies (object)

    Passive Voice Example
    The cookies were eaten by Sam.
    Structure: The cookies (object), were eaten (Passive verb), by Sam (subject).

    Note that, with Passive Voice the verb needs to be transitive (i.e. the verb needs to have an object, because in the Passive voice, the object of the verb that becomes the subject of the sentence.

    All the best, :D

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