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    Active vs. Passive Voice

    In which voice is the following sentence?

    ~A novel written by Charles Dickens.~



    It seems to be in the passive voice (the subject is receiving the action), but I'm confused why the verb 'to be' isn't used here. Does that mean it's neither passive nor active?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Active vs. Passive Voice

    It's not a sentence, as it has no main verb. It's a subtitle.

    If you make it into a sentence: 'It is a novel which was written by Charles Dickens', then it's passive.

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    Re: Active vs. Passive Voice

    Yes, you're right. I didn't even notice that. Silly. Thank you.

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