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active and passive voice

Active and Passive Voice

8th grade language arts

view short videos on active passive voice
View Short Videos on Active/Passive Voice
active voice
Active Voice
  • The subject of the sentence performs the action (subject will come before verb)
    • Remember subject is who or what the sentence is about and the verb is the action taking place!
  • Preferable voice to use in writing
examples of active voice
Examples of Active Voice
  • The manate five hamburgers.
  • Mary mailed the letter.
  • Colorful parrots live in the rain forest.
passive voice
Passive Voice
  • The subject receives the action of the verb
  • You can recognize passive-voice expressions because the verb phrase will always include a form of be, such as am, is, was, were, are, or been. HOWEVER the presence of a be-verb, however, does not necessarily mean that the sentence is in passive voice.
  • Avoid using this voice when writing
examples of passive voice
Examples of Passive Voice
  • An ‘A’ was given to Mike.
  • The letter wasmailed by Mary.
  • Five hamburgers must have been eaten by the man.
identify the voice each sentence uses
Identify the Voice Each Sentence Uses
  • Harry ate six shrimp at dinner.
    • active
  • At dinner, six shrimp were eaten by Harry.
    • passive
  • Beautiful giraffes roam the savannah.
    • active
  • The savannah is roamed by beautiful giraffes.
    • passive
  • Sue changed the flat tire.
    • active
  • The flat tire was changed by Sue.
    • passive
  • We are going to watch a movie tonight.
    • active