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English verbs can be in either the Active or the Passive Voice. Voice shows the relationship between the verb and the noun phrases. In a sentence in the active, the person or thing that performed the action is the Subject of the Verb.

eg: I wrote the letter.

In a sentence in the Passive the Object of the active sentence is used as the subject of the verb.

eg: The letter was sent yesterday.

See Also:

Ergative Verb; Middle Verb;


Verbs and Tenses

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