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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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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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“with” + number/somebody + gerund

In IELTS writing tasks, I often come across examples like these: For part-time work the opposite is true, with women earning an average of $5 per hour. and Canada is the reverse of the world ...
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How can I express “expire” in active tense?

I want to say that I make something "expire". The closest I can think of is "invalidate", but I would like to use a variation of this specific word. Is there any way to express an active tense of ...
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usage of “X serves to Y”

I just saw a paragraph that started with this sentence: "This article serves to discuss native advertising with software engineers." What is the justification for using "serves to" instead of just ...
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Please convert into passive voice [closed]

What will be the passive voice of the following sentence? "They have made a film based on this novel."
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What is this kind of passive form?

I understand passive sentence, e.g: The boy was bitten by a dog. But this sentence I think the verb "convinced" is a passive, but I don't understand how it works I’m leaving this university ...
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In the active voice, does the verb need to be transitive and have an object complement?

Most definitions of the active voice I've come across define it as a sentence where the subject is the agent of an action verb, and some definitions state that the verb must be transitive and requires ...
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I have a question about active and passive voice [duplicate]

I find the standard examples of active and passive voice on, say, Purdue Owl to be pretty obvious. For example, "He kicked the ball" versus "The ball was kicked by him." For the examples, Someone was ...
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Can “A vote for/against B” be turned into the passive “B was voted for (by A)”?

Is there a passive for "vote for/against"? I mean do such sentences as "The bill was voted for/against" really exist? If so, can the passive of this sentence "OPEC members voted for a second round of ...
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Active form of “I love being given…”

What is the active form of ‘I love being given presents’? I came up with ‘I love people giving me present’. But then I can’t change this into a passive.
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which is better, “We hope our close partnership can continue or can be continued well into the future”? [closed]

which is better, "We hope our close partnership can continue well into the future" or "We hope our close partnership can be continued well into the future"?
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Are there only active and passive voices in English? [closed]

If I throw a ball at someone; that is active. If someone throws a ball at me - and it hits me in the face; that is passive. But if someone throws a ball at me, and I catch it; that is 'responsive'. ...
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Passive voice sentence in “The New Colossus” excerpt

I'm in 10th grade English, and for my assignment I have to highlight three sentences in this excerpt in The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus. ... "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses ...
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how do I transform “that can be used” into active voice? [duplicate]

Consider the following sentence: The SuperAPI is the API that can be used to configure a Higher-Order model. When this sentence exists in a Microsoft® Office 365 Word document, the grammar ...
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When can auxiliary “have” for a past participle in a modifier be omitted?

In the 1928 novel The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall writes: Arrived at the church, she and Wanda would stand looking down between the tall, massive columns of the porch, on a Paris of domes ...
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Convert a weak sentence into strong one [closed]

Is the below sentence weak? He who can fool a customer should not be treated without disgust. I have read in many manuals that using passive voice is weak in things like story and essays. ( ...
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Why did the present participle become more popular than a regular active verb?

I've been studying Latin by myself as a kid in middle school, and I've gotten fairly advanced with it. However, in Latin and most other languages, the present participle is/was almost never used in ...
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Help with active/passive voice

How would I write the following sentence in active voice? I have never been impressed with the Netflix app. I am using Hemingway app to write a piece and it complains (highlighting been impressed) ...
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Is it active or passive voice : Your proposal was objected to and everyone laughed at you.' [closed]

What is the voice in this sentence: Your proposal was objected to and everyone laughed at you. And what will be the changed voice? Isn't the sentence a mixture of passive and active voice?