The subject of a verb in passive voice is the recipient of the action, and would be the object if the verb were active.

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“Your order has shipped”

I ordered a CD from an online music store. My confirmation email reads "your order has shipped." English is not my first language, and this strikes me as odd. Shouldn't it be a passive-voice sentence, ...
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passive Vs active or omission of 'which is'

What is the part of speech of 'regarded' in "a quality of beauty and intensity of emotion regarded as characteristic of poems" (http://oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/poetry). ...