Hi, everyone! 🙂
How are you doing?
Today I am bringing into appreciation an English grammar topic that is full of style and representativeness.
In English, we can express sentences in two different ways: active voice and passive voice.
The active voice is used when the focus is on the subject (the person or thing doing the verb).
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The passive voice is used when the focus is on the person or the thing affected.
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The passive is often used when the person or thing doing the verb is not important, unknown, or obvious.
Passive Voice lessons are available below. Keep in mind you can use the comments section whenever you feel willing to share your points of view and doubts as well.
- Past passive (Interchange 2, Lesson 11):
- More lessons:
- In context:
Let’s do some exercises to practice!
- Exercise 1
- Exercise 2: click on the Passive Voice
- Exercise 3
- Exercise 4: put in order
- Exercise 5: convert into Passive and multiple choice
For more explanation and exercises, click here.
So now I have a challenge for you! 😉
Pick up any song you like. Then copy and paste in the comments any part in which you see a Passive Voice structure. Please, put the name of the song, too.
Example: “I was blessed, because I was loved by you.“, in Because you loved me – Celine Dion
Off we go! Anxious to read your sentences! 🙂