Grammar Made Easy: Talking about the Present Using the Passive Voice
5 Aug 2014 admin
Sentences can be expressed in two voices, active or passive voice. You are required to pinpoint the difference between the two to be able to speak fluent English.
In active voice, the doer of the action is called “subject” while the receiver of the action is called “object”. Consider this formula: subject + verb + object
Mom prepares dinner.
subject verb object
In passive voice, the receiver of the action (object) becomes the subject while the doer of the action (subject) becomes the object. You do this if you wish to put more emphasis on the one receiving the action. Consider this formula: object + linking verb + past participle of the verb + by + subject
Dinner is prepared by Mom.
Object passive verb subject
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