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    Is this passive voice?

    Scientists now have the belief that ageing can be slowed down.

    Is the above sentence (the first part:
    Scientists now have the belief) in passive voice?

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    Re: Is this passive voice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rambharosey View Post
    Scientists now have the belief that ageing can be slowed down.

    Is the above sentence (the first part:
    Scientists now have the belief) in passive voice?
    No. It's just another way of saying "Scientists now believe that ...". In the entirely unnatural passive, it would read "The belief that ageing can be slowed down is now held by scientists".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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