I have a question about the interchangeability of "receive" and "be given" in this context:
- He received substantial playing time in the game.
- He was given substantial playing time in the game.
It is well known that the active voice is preferred over the passive voice. So, sentence 1 seems to be better than sentence 2. But it seems that sentence 1 sounds (to my limited experience) weird compared to sentence 2. What do native speakers think? Should I use "receive" (active) or "be given" (passive)?