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    Plural Voice

    Acive and Passive Voices
    or
    Active and Passive Voice

    Do we have plural form of voice in active voice and passive voice.

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    San


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    Re: Plural Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnock View Post
    Acive and Passive Voices
    or
    Active and Passive Voice

    Do we have plural form of voice in active voice and passive voice.

    Thanks
    San
    Sure.

    Active plural:
    "The puppies' antics delighted Billy and Sue."

    Passive plural:
    "Billy and Sue were delighted by the puppies' antics."

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    Re: Plural Voice

    I think I could not explain the query well. What I meant was this:

    If I have a title 'Active and Passive Voice', shall I make it Active and Passive Voices? Check the use of plural form of voice.

    San


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    Sure.

    Active plural:
    "The puppies' antics delighted Billy and Sue."

    Passive plural:
    "Billy and Sue were delighted by the puppies' antics."

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    Re: Plural Voice

    [QUOTE=Shawnock;514139]I think I could not explain the query well.

    you say: Sorry I didn't make myself clear (there)


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    Re: Plural Voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnock View Post
    I think I could not explain the query well. What I meant was this:

    If I have a title 'Active and Passive Voice', shall I make it Active and Passive Voices? Check the use of plural form of voice.

    San
    Sorry -- I didn't read your post well enough.

    I don't think it makes much difference if you use either form in a title.

    Active and Passive Voice
    This looks like a simple case of truncating "Active Voice and Passive Voice."
    I think it looks fine, and that it would be unremarkable.

    Active and Passive Voices
    This looks fine too. Probably it is more defensible grammatically, even though I myself have an indefensible preference for the first one.

    If you are really concerned, and if it is a high-stakes decision, I think you could choose either one of the following:

    Active Voice and Passive Voice

    or

    The Active and Passive Voices

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    Re: Plural Voice

    Thank you, Ann1977. Actually, I want to avoid the first article in the title, because of space constraint.

    I will go with Active and Passive Voices. I think it should be defensible grammatically. :)

    I have one more query about the usage of in/on. It is about the name of a certificate.

    Certification Program in Life Skill
    or
    Certification Program on Life Skill

    Which one is correct?

    Thanks
    San

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