1

1.Works of art displayed inside the museum are ranged from 6 to the 13 century.

2.Works of art displayed inside the museum ranges from 6 to the 13 century.

As I found the word "range" can use both transitive and intransistive verb, which is suitable for this sentence, active voice or passive voice?

  • I'd say: Works of art displayed inside the museum range from the 6th to the 13 century. I am uncertain about grammar and you might need the word to be centuries. – WRX Jan 24 '17 at 16:57
  • You need to say Works of art displayed inside the museum range from the 6th to the 13 century, where "range" would be present tense active voice – BillJ Jan 24 '17 at 18:00
  • The passive voice doesn't really make sense here, because it implies an action performed by somebody else. Is somebody else "ranging" the works? – stangdon Jan 24 '17 at 18:18
1

You've already written both sentences in the active voice. "Are ranged" is not passive, it's an adjectival phrase that modifies "works of art".

So a better question is how to best phrase this. As in BillJ's comment:

Works of art displayed inside the museum range from the 6th to the 13 century

Passive voice would be if the works of art were acted on by someone or something:

The works of art were arranged by the date they were created.

This would be the passive of "someone arranged the works of art ..."

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.