Why do you use passive voice in writing?
One of the uses is to avoid saying who or what was responsible. It's used by politicans when they say: "the economy has been ruined" when they could have said "we have ruined the economy". But they don't wan't to say that so the passive is a good cop-out.
Both can be used depending on the subject of communication. In certain situations like Report Writing, Precis Writing, Business writing etc. Passive voice is preferred. In most of the cases the Doer of the action is not mentioned in the Passive Voice.
No, the passive voice makes army writing obfuscatory and confusing.
Yes it is, yet it is preferable to use it sparingly.
No. Whenever possible, use active voice.
Depending with the subject, passive voice makes army writing clear and direct communication.
transmit a clear message in multiple view
No, by including the subject 'I' you have avoided the use of the passive voice. Passive voice would be. 'It was missed.'
An overuse of passive voice changes the feeling of writing. In a sense, it removes the action; it seems that things are happening to the subject instead of the subject doing the action. When you write in passive voice too much, then the writing seems weak. Also, passive voice is a thorn in the side of most English teachers. This link is wonderful for explaining passive voice in detail. http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/passivevoice.html Good luck!
I broke my leg. (active voice) My leg is broken. (passive voice) Active voice vs. Passive voice.
Not always. Whether communicating with internal staff, clients, business associates, suppliers, or the public in general, businesses and organizations often need a personal touch. Many types of business correspondence such as requesting bids, communicating facility issues, or specifying material quality and standards are the types of writing that use a passive voice; clearly presented terms and conditions. But when it comes to interaction with people, developing relationships, the passive voice is not appropriate.
A verb is in the active voice if the subject performs the action. Example: The dog found the hikers. The verb or active voice is found. The word hikers is the direct object. You should use the active voice for direct, or forceful sentences. Conversely, a verb is in the passive voice if the subject is the recipient of an action. Example : The hikers were found by the dog. The passive voice is used… Read More
To put that sentence in passive voice, you would say, "The joker was laughed at by them." (It's a good example of why you should most often not use the passive voice.)
forms of the infinitive "to be" ---- am, are, is, was, were, be, being, been, have, had might, may, must, could, can, would, will, should, shall, feel... "Being verbs" are sometimes necessary to clarify a sentence, and set up apposition (as in the case of this sentence). Stylistically, one should try to avoid use of the passive voice, in which the object "is being acted" upon by some agent, which is usually unspecified. Because of… Read More
Sentences written in the active voice are more direct and concise. They tend to be easier to read and livlier. In contrast, sentences written in the passive voice can sound dull, dry, and stuffy. If you want your writing to interest and engage readers, you should try to use the active voice more than the passive voice.
The passive voice is most often used in report writing to avoid the use of the first person singular. It is seen as better to say "The chemical was then diluted" rather than "I then diluted the chemical". It's less personal than "I did this, I did that". However, the best time to use the passive is when you don't know who did it. A newspaper report might say, for example, "the house was broken… Read More
No. Quite the opposite. Try to write your sentences in the active voice unless you have to use the passive.
It is impossible to use the passive voice with an intransitive verb. For example, "The bird flies." cannot be made passive because there is no object. "I ate the doughnut." is made passive like this: "The doughnut was eaten by me." The object in the active sentence becomes the subject in the passive sentence.
Active voice: "John attended school." Passive voice: "The school was attended by John." Passive voice: "Jane was helped by John." Active voice: "John helped Jane." In active voice, the subject of the sentence usually comes first and is doing the action to something else. In passive voice, the predicate is being acted upon by the subject. Passive voice tends to be harder to read , and it tends to use more words. So for the… Read More
Our has no bearing over whether a sentence is active or passive. It can be used in both. Active voice: A nice couple bought our house. Passive voice: Our house has been bought by a nice couple.
Subject Verb Object. No passive voice Present tense.
I will answer your question shortly. I will use the passive voice rather than the active voice. You will understand the difference between the two quite clearly. Grammarians will identify this paragraph as active voice. Your questions will be answered shortly. The passive voice rather than the active voice will be used. The difference between the two will quite clearly be understood. This paragraph will be identified as passive voice.
The active and passive voices are used to show what receives or initiates the action in a sentence. With a passive voice, the subject receives the action: "The glass was knocked off the table." In the active voice, the subject initiates the action: "I knocked the glass off the table." The passive voice is often criticized as a way of de-emphasizing the actor, but it is useful, particularly if the actor is unknown, or you.
The simple present tense can't be used in the passive voice. Simple present is the base form of a verb without the use of auxiliary verbs. Passive voice is created with a form of be (an auxiliary verb) and a past participle. Note: the previous sentence is an example of passive voice in the present tense. Is created is the passive verb.
The classes of verbs are not "action and passive". The classes are "action" (doing) verbs and linking verbs (is, seemed, became). The voices of verbs are active voice and passive voice - in active voice, the subject does the action; in passive voice, the subject receives the action, as the object of the verb. Active : He threw the ball. Passive: The ball was thrown by him. Danced is the past tense of dance, which… Read More
The proper grammar in English is "was sent," as in "The letter was sent." However, most sentences that use this phrase are in what is called the passive voice. Passive voice means the writer used a helping verb, (is, are, was, were, have, has, be) with an action verb. Sent is the action. Passive sentences often include the word 'by'. The letter was sent by my mother. When writing or speaking, it's best to always… Read More
The passive voice of ''what do you do'' is "what is done by you?"
In academic writing you want to avoid using a personal voice, such as I and me, as much as you can. You also want to avoid using a passive voice. Examples of this are: has been, have been, is ---ing, should.
"A cow has been had by me." However, it really is not proper to use a passive voice in the modern English language due to the confusion generated, bringing on such questions as, "The cow has you? Or do you have a cow?" Alternate view: It it certainly proper to use passive voice in modern English. It has to be used correctly...
Active voice means putting the actor with the action. Passive voice: The man was stung by a bee. (The word "by" is a clue that it is passive.) Active voice: A bee stung the man. (The bee is the actor-- a bee stings.) Passive voice: The phone bill was paid by me. Active voice: I paid the phone bill. Active voice is natural, direct, but makes the actor do the action which makes the sense… Read More
They. active sentence -- We chased them. passive sentence -- They were chased. (by us)
Which is passive voice a the raincontinued until dawn b john searched for a job c the tree was planted by Mary d lies destroy friendship?
Sentence C is passive voice. It would be made "active voice" by writing, "Mary planted the tree".
change into passive voice "i didnot spil the show"
you don't know (or don't wish to reveal) the identity of the subject; you want to emphasize the receiver of an action; the performer of the action is not important.
"Was scheduled" is an example of the passive voice: The active voice is "I scheduled a meeting for tomorrow morning." The passive voice is: "A meeting was scheduled for tomorrow morning." Politicians, managers, and others in authority sometimes use the passive voice to avoid taking personal responsibility for a problem-- rather than saying "I made a mistake," they will say "Mistakes were made."
Yes. Tell Jon he is wanted in the office. Passive is be + past participle = is wanted.
No this sentence is not passive voice.
Yes it is passive voice.
No this sentence is not passive voice.
"Tea is brought by them." is passive voice.
"I am vexed by your behavior." is passive voice.
Bought is a verb, an essential part of creating the passive voice. Passive voice is created with a form of be (am, is, are, was, were, been) and a past participle. Passive voice: The dress was bought by Sally. Active voice: Sally bought the dress.
When the sentence emphasizes the receiver of the action
Yes you can.
Active voice is a writing technique in which the subject of the sentence is doing the acting, as opposed to passive voice in which the subject of the sentence is being acted upon. PASSIVE: In A Scarlet Letter, Hester is punished by the theocracy. ACTIVE: In A Scarlet Letter, the theocracy punishes Hester.
Who are you has no passive form
Agreement is a noun and has nothing to do with active or passive voice, which is the voice of verbs.
"The door was knocked on by whom?" is passive voice.