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Active Voice . How to make your writing more direct. Active Voice . A verb is in the active voice if it is doing the action in a sentence. For example: I dream of going to galaxies light-years from Earth. Passive Voice .

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    1. Active Voice  How to make your writing more direct.

    2. Active Voice  • A verb is in the active voice if it is doing the action in a sentence. • For example: • I dream of going to galaxies light-years from Earth.

    3. Passive Voice  • A verb is in the passive voice if the subject is receiving the action instead of personally doing the action. • For example: • My daydreams are often shattered by reality.

    4. Active Voice  • Change passive voice into active voice by removing the helping verb and/or reordering the sentence. • For example: • My daydreams are often shattered by reality. becomes • Reality often shatters my daydreams.

    5. Active Voice  In the notes section of your binder, rewrite the following sentences, changing them from passive voice to active voice . • The car is being washed by Larry. • The flowers are being watered by Sasha. • Dad’s shoe is being chewed by Fido. • Mark’s bike is being ridden by Calvin. • The ice cream is being eaten by Ms. Monroe.

    6. Active Voice  Answers • Larry washes the car. • Sasha waters the flowers. • Fido chews Dad’s shoe. • Calvin rides Mark’s bike. • Ms. Monroe eats the ice cream.