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a voice of verbs used to indicate that the subject of a sentence is performing the action or causing the event or process described by the verb, as 'kicked' in "the boy kicked the football"

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"Some folks are born made to wave the flag." Is this sentence in the passive voice? [closed]

I have to do a text study, a text interpretation, and I chose the song "Fortunate Son" by the American rock band Creedence. At starting it, the sentence: "Some folks are born made to ...
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What will be the passive voice sentences for these sentences? [closed]

How many men are there? How much milk he buys? There are books. It is a toy. Books are there.
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Is it grammatical to say "a request met with refusal"?

I've been going over some English comprehension tests with my students and I've stumbled upon a sentence that's been bugging me. (Jack / request / have) ______ a day off met with his employer’s ...
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How to change voice of sentence: Ram is fan of Sham [closed]

I want to change voice of following sentence (where Ram is a person, and Sham may be an artist): Ram is fan of Sham Is something like "Sham is fanned by Ram" correct? I am looking for a ...
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How modal verbs change while converting active voice to passive voice? [closed]

We can buy electrical appliances from Amazon. Electrical appliances can be bought from Amazon. Electrical appliances could be bought from Amazon. Which among the two is the correct passive voice of ...
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How can we make passive out of perfect continuous tenses?

Can we make passive out of perfect continuous tenses as below? English is being taught here since 2013 He is being beaten since morning We are being taught this since February It's just that "has ...
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Non-passive, active way of describing photos (or other things) on a wall

I write audio description for shows/TV and it is usually a firm rule not to use the passive voice, which can be arbitrarily frustrating (like how else are you supposed to say 'the door is locked?') ...
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How to not use the passive voice in these cases?

In agriculture, the impartial care for both the production of edible biomass and sustainability is known as Agroecology. When I write, I do this all the time and it sounds both repetitive and ...
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Confusion in active voice to passive voice conversion

Convert the given sentence to passive voice. She has learned many lessons in this camp. I feel the answer is — Many lessons were learned by her in this camp. But the answer provided to me is — ...
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The definition of "active" as in "active voice"

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.) by Bas Aarts defines "active" as follows: active (adj.) Of a verb, clause, construction, etc.: designating an exponent of the grammatical ...
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Change of Voice [closed]

He slept on the floor. Can the above sentence be changed to passive voice? Or is it possible to change the voice at all?
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The verb "mark" with events in time

The 19th century was marked by the abolition of slavery. The 19th century marked the abolition of slavery. Which is correct? The meaning is that the abolition of slavery was an important event in the ...
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A question regarding how to write characters doing actions during sentences

I have a conundrum regarding how to write a sentence break. Specifically, a character is saying something, and, in the middle of their saying that thing, they carry out an action. What combination of ...
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Utilize the active voice in sentences when an actor is undefined [closed]

I am writing the technical documentation that describes some actions to be done. For example: The new sewer water line may be connected to the old one in room A546 or to the new one in room A549. I ...
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Is a report used to report, or does a report report? Active vs passive

PASSIVE VOICE - The Random Name Report (RANAR) is used to report the randomness and effectiveness of names. vs. ACTIVE VOICE - The Random Name Report (RANAR) reports the randomness and effectiveness ...
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Verbs that can be used as both passive and active in the same form - how to determine if a verb is a such one? [duplicate]

Some English verbs can be used in the same form in both active and passive meaning. E.g.: (active) I change the world - (passive) the world changes (i.e is being changed). (active) I open the door - (...
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Converting a sentence from passive voice to active voice [closed]

I wish to convert a sentence written in the passive voice to that of the active voice. The sentence is in a covering letter for a job. Here it is: "I am experienced in reviewing, drafting, and ...
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Active or Passive sentences [duplicate]

Grammarly flags passive sentences for consideration to be changed to active as default. Why is this? Is there a rule advising active rather than passive when writing? Does it apply to certain types of ...
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Help transforming a sentence from pasive voice to active voice

I have trouble using the active voice on some sentences. For example, The IOS version of the game will be developed using Swift. I know that the verb is developed and the subject is Swift, but I can't ...
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How would you make this sentence active?

A grammar checker is saying this sentence is passive: When building a house, for example, you use a symbol for a door instead of drawing a detailed picture of the exact door you want, knowing details ...
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Active vs passive voice

I am always in confuse with news heading and paragraph content. Here in this image the heading sentence seems in active voice and in paragraph it is in passive voice, the result is like the actor has ...
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Please indicate to me which of the following is/are correct

Which one is correct? The water level in the well is high enough to reach. The water level in the well is high enough to be reached. I have searched on internet but couldn't find the answer.
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Clarity when it comes to active and passive voice

I have been using Grammarly for a while now. I have decided to work on the clarity of my writing. One thing that pops up often is the passive voice error. However, I find that the passive voice seems ...
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Use of "that was" in the active voice

Hi smart English people! I'm writing a sentence in the active past tense describing a notebook. The wording is awkward. "I treasured my mint green, pocket-sized notebook designed with silhouettes ...
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The Passive Voice when referring to time [duplicate]

If we say something like "More than two months have passed", would you say this is speaking in the Passive Voice? When you look at the general rules about when to use the Passive Voice, it ...
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Passive voice of "He won the race"

I came up with two versions: The race was won by him. He was the winner of the race. Are these both correct? Is there any difference?
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Changed / is changed?

I have already searched some questions such as "has changed" or "had changed" or "was changed"? "Has been changed" or "has changed"? But I am still ...
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Active perfect infinitive

I was happy to have finished everything early I was watching a video on active and passive infinitive and this example was in the video. I don't understand why the present perfect is used "to ...
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Moving from passive voice to active voice in a sentence

The following sentence was written in the passive voice: During the COVID-19 lockdown, most of the business was sent to work from home for several months. I have tried to rewrite it in the active ...
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Which one is correct "XYZ movie has released this week." or "XYZ movie has been release this week"?

i am confused between "has been released" and "has released". I don't know which one I should use. Here is the example:- "XYZ movie has released this week." "XYZ movie has been released this week." ...
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Active version of "occur to"

They don't know what they don't know and never *occur that there's more to know. What is a better fit for "occur," here used actively, here? Passively, it is: They don't know what they don't know ...
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'Is Displayed' to active voice [closed]

I got below error while writing content for a ebook. I am using grammar verification tool online and it throwed the below error message "This sentence appears to be written in the passive voice. ...
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I am pleased with your answer. Is "pleased" a verb or an adjective? [duplicate]

Your answer pleases me(Active voice) I am pleased with your answer.(passive voice) I think it is difficult to say whether pleased is a participle or an adjective in the ...
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Active and passive sentences

I was learning about ACTIVE and PASSIVE sentences and came across this particular example. I know a sentence is said to be Active when the subject of the particular sentence performs the action. For ...
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Why is the passive voice more prevalent in English than in other European languages? [closed]

Although the active voice is predominant in the English language the ‘ideal’ proportion of recommended passive sentences is still regarded as between 5% and 10%(source1) ( source2). Which is ...
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How to covert "My belief was shattered by the same rock called reality" to active voice?

The Hemingway editor asks me convert all passive voices to active voices. Is it recommended to do that 1. in all cases 2. in this case Why is it stressed that we use active voice?
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How do I say that one thing is another using active voice?

I've tried typing this question or variations of this question into Google to no avail, so I apologize if it has already been answered elsewhere. I'm trying to edit a paper for a class in which the ...
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Active to passive voice conversion for "He has money."

The question is really simple, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to convert this sentence from active voice to passive voice, or at least to a natural-sounding paraphrase 'depersonalised' ...
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Passive or active: blood pressure was elevated or blood pressure elevated? [closed]

Which of these is the correct usage? Blood pressure was elevated to X. OR Blood pressure elevated to X.
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Need help in converting passive voice to active voice

I have the following sentences: A Struct's member can't be defined as abstract, virtual or protected. It is also called as Rectangular Arrays. I need to convert them into active voice. Can ...
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Correcting passive voice

I would like to be prepared for X. How can this sentence be improved to use active voice?
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"Focus on" or "be focused on": what're the nuances?

After viewing a couple of threads on the Internet, I found that both the legitimacy or the explanation of "focus on" (active voice form) and "be focused on" (passive voice form) seemed controversial. ...
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Convert active to passive

Need help converting this sentence to passive voice:- The students will assemble in the hall. I think it should be:- The hall will be assembled by the students. But it sounds like students are ...
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Passive to Active voice

Can someone explain why this sentence is considered passive voice. Also convert it to active voice. "The recruits are tested and qualified for the finals".
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Changing the passive infinitive into the active voice

This problem has been bothering me for almost a week. I was hoping for that lightbulb moment but it's still dark in the attic, so here I am. In the English coursebook, MyGrammarLab Advanced C1/C2, ...
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Active or passive

The blocks are well fitted. Is it Active or passive sentence? It seems active but I am not sure whether the verb fitted is tranistive or not
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Passive form of "Dogs like to chase Cats"

I am unable to find the solution. A friend asked me this question What will be the passive of the sentence? "Dogs like to chase Cats"
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Change to passive voice

I want to convert this sentence into passive voice: Students of our school cast their votes to elect the school captain. Now, this has two options: A) Votes are cast by the students of our school ...
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Passive voice warning - grammerly

I'm currently writing my thesis and checking my grammar with Grammarly software. English isn't my first language and I'm always getting a warning saying the sentence is written in the passive voice ...
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Are these sentences considered passive or active?

"The business is concerned about the trade war." "The trade war is concerning to the business." Are either of these sentences active or passive? I know in sentences like "He is " Or "The business ...
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