Poll: The passive voice is more common in ____ English.

The passive voice is more common in ____ English.

formal
colloquial
No difference

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  • Votes: 443
  • Comments: 4
  • Added: November 2004

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thanuja

can you send me more intermidiat level work. thank you.

vince

It's actually more common than you'd realise - quite universal in both: colloquial forms tend to use pasives with 'get' e.g. she got asked to leave, and formal forms tend to use 'be' e.g. she was asked to leave.

MrTrilby

Sadly common, but best avoided, in formal English.

rama

hai

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