Term: Passive Voice

Definition:

The Passive occurs in most aspects and tenses and changes the emphasis:

EG: My roof was damaged by the storm. - (The storm caused the damage, but the cause is less important to me than the damage to my roof, because I will have to repair it.)

It is also called the Passive Voice.

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See Also:Active; Ergative Verb; Middle Verb; Mood; Passive Index

Category: Passive

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