Passive Voice

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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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 importantunknown, 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!

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! 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Passive Voice

  1. Clara Gomes says:

    Hi teacher!! Your post is very enlightening :)) It complements very well the explanation on by book!
    I really love the music She Will Be Loved – Maroon Five and the titlle is already an example of passive voice, but I brought another part as example: ”Ask her if she wants to stay awhile
    And she will be loved, She will be loved” . The passive form is found here: She will be loved.
    I read that the song When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars has some sentences in the passive too, but I could find. Would you please help me teacher? Thank you ❤
    http://www.vagalume.com.br/bruno-mars/when-i-was-your-man.html

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