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"Active voice" is the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the agent of the action.

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When talking about planned actions vs unplanned actions, What would be the right form…?

"we are focused" vs "We focus". It would be great if these are explained with multiple Examples..! Thanks in Advance.
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Active passive problem

(Active voice): He has written a poem which fascinates everyone My problem here is , in active voice the object is the poem then passive voice should be : A poem has been written by him which ...
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It spells vs it is spelt

Why do we use the active form of verbs rather than using the passive form of it. For example, it spells as “W.O.R.k” it is spelt as “W.O.R.K” And the oranges sell at $2 Lb the ...
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The show has started OR The show has been started

The show has started. It means: Show has started doing something. For example: I have written an essay. It means I am the one who write. How can the show do something by itself? How can this ...
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Does anyone know how to make this sentence active? [closed]

How to turn this sentence into active voice: He expected to be taken care of. Thanks.
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In passive voice, Is using “by” after verb a rule?

I am learning how to change Active Voice to Passive Voice. Consider the following: He pleases everybody Everybody is pleased by him/Everybody is pleased with him. Your behavior surprises me. ...
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passive to active reconstruction

The clerks are trained to provide customers with exceptional service. Active:Someone (unknown) trains the clerks to provide customers with exceptional service. to provide customers with exceptional ...
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An active construction with a passive meaning used in “there were … ” sentence pattern

I am writting a recommendation letter for one of my employees in support of his application for graduate school in Canada and English is not my native language obviously. There is a sentence: "In ...
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Does “I've temporarily suspended” mean that I did it?

I use "I've temporarily suspended activity on SOru" in my profile description. And I've thought that it means that "I'm not active on site anymore". But one guy said that I'm wrong, and told‫‪‫‪​​​​​​...
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I feel good vs It feels good

We can say: I feel good when I'm hanging out with my friends. This this the active voice. But why it is also correct to say Hanging out feels good. when the passive voice is used? Why the ...
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Does the tense change when we convert between active and passive voice?

Here are some examples I know of: Present: The magic is performed on stage by the magician The magician performs the magic on stage. Past: Chester kicked the ball. The ball was kicked by ...
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Passive voice suggestions in grammarly (To be, or not to be)

I have installed Grammarly application recently, and it keeps saying me all the time that I shouldn't use passive voice. In most of the cases, I think using passive voice is better. However, I want to ...
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Confunsion over active and passive

Look at the lines under the point "Health Concerns". In this line there is a line which reads Health concerns "A health survey was conducted with the local people... it found that diseases ...
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What is the difference between “writing in” and “written in”?

I read an article of Economist, and now I have a question. Chamberlain returned home believing that he had cast-iron assurances from Hitler not to invade Czechoslovakia, famously waving the letter ...
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Passive/Active Voice

Why is the active voice better than passive voice in the following sentence? I really feel that the passive voice fits perfectly well. "The marketplace is filled with intense competition" "Intense ...
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Is “you will hurt” correct?

Is it correct to say 'you will hurt' or 'you will get hurt'? I read this quote on the net: “It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what ...
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i would like to know how to make active voice

What would be the active voice of below mentioned sentence. "India is known as peace loving country"
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active voice and passive voice

What is the passive voice of: "I will convey my decision to you in a week" My decision will be conveyed to you in a week by me. You will be conveyed my decision in a week by me.
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any example of an “active voice” verb used in a “verb-ed” form as a modifier

Not a grammarian, in the following paragraphs, I use the terms "active vs passive" voices to refer to an "executor" or a "recipient" of a verb. I do not know if a demanded job makes any sense in ...
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passive to active voice using modal

This word cannot be uttered by a sane man. If this sentence is changed into the active voice which one is more appropriate and why? a) A sane man cannot utter this word b) A sane man will not utter ...
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Active voice of “They expect to be invited”

They expect to be invited Here, this sentence is a passive voice. What is the active voice of it. If it haven't then give reasons please.
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Are all transitive verbs intransitive too?

I was reading about transitive and intransitive verbs from a website and it said that some words can be both transitive and intransitive: like the verb "run" in, He runs for four miles daily. (...
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Replying with “neither” in passive for active sentence

For example: They don't allow you to enter the room. How to say that they don't allow me to enter too? What is the shortest way to say it? Is it possible to use neither in such situation? Neither do ...
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Passive voice and active voice

How can I change this sentence from active to passive without changing its structure? My student has found those words in that thesaurus.
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Question on active and passive voice

WE can correct the below sentence by adding "was" before assigned verb A new textbook focused on recent advances in artificial intelligence assigned by our instructor. But why do we want to ...
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Passive or Active

Throughout history, with the developing of high technology, surgeries ______. a. Have evolved b. Have been evolved Which one is correct? I feel like the verb evolve cannot be transitive in this ...
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Should involve.. usage of the word involve

Is this grammatically correct?: I strongly agree that children should involve in group activities I'm not sure if this option is better and more accurate: I strongly agree that children should ...
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Is “these toys need to go away” passive or active?

This morning, I wanted my son to put some toys away, so I told him: These toys need to go away. Then, I started thinking about whether this sentence is active or passive voice. The following ...
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Can we say 'The ecological pressures have reduced. "?

I came upon this sentence in a translation: "The ecological pressures resulting from traditional livestock rearing practices will reduce while continuing to meet people's nutritional needs." However,...
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Use of “By” at the start of a sentence

I had an exam yesterday. There was question involving the changing of voice. We shall have finished our work by March next. The answer to this is apparently Our work will have been finished by us ...
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Can passive voice and active voice be used in one sentence?

Here is the sentence: Fifteen new people have been recruited and five resigned. or Fifteen new people have been recruited and five have resigned. According to me sentence number 2 ...
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apply or be applied?

If I'm talking about a promotional offer that one can take advantage of more than once within a given period, should I say "The offer can apply multiple times" or "The offer can be applied multiple ...
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To translate/to be translated

His name translates/is translated as 'lion'. Are these alternatives both correct?
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Convert “want not*, waste not” to the passive voice

Please convert Waste not, want not to the passive voice. (This was asked in an exam, by the way.) Normally, converting a sentence to the passive voice requires a clear subject and object, which ...
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when we are forming passive voice of sentence, do we form passive of both clauses of a sentence?

active voice: If you can't reach the station on time, you can’t get the tickets. passive voice 1: The tickets can't be got if the station can’t be reached on time. passive voice 2: The ...
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Active/Passive Voice

I am bit confused about the question below as to which option suits the best.. Q) Who asked you to draft this letter? Now in the passive voice, I have two options, which are: a) By whom were you ...
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Had been shifted vs had shifted

The modifications made by them in the draft were so drastic that the entire emphasis ______ shifted. I'm not able to make out which one, out of had and had been, I should use in this sentence. I ...
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“Important to translate” or “important to be translated”

In English, we can say it's important to translate some words or some words are important to translate. Why don't we say some words are important to be translated?
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How can I change this sentence into passive voice ?

Question: I study with Mrs.Cara Answer: I am studied with Mrs.Cara Or I am made to study with Mrs.Cara Which one is correct ? Please help me !
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Change to active form:

Such rumors are commonly heard these days. I converted this as: We hear these rumors commonly these days. Is it the correct active form?
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The word “muddle” should use active or passive?

When I couldn't distinguish two object clearly I would say: "I got muddled A up with B." or "I muddled A up with B." I found similar expression in this question, and it seems both ...
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What is the correct usage of “was”

I was requested that documents yesterday. I requested that documents yesterday. Which one is correct the one, with was or without was?
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What is the active voice of this sentence?

Context: "If I got locked away" And we lost it all today. What is the active voice of "If I got locked away"?
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Active voice with Intransitive verbs?

Is the relationship between Active and Passive voice mutually exclusive? A sentence not being in Passive must be assumed as a sentence in Active voice? I'm having a little bit of trouble with this ...
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Tell me, the structure below is okay? [closed]

This profile frame is created by me? This profile frame has created by me? This profile frame has been created by me? This profile frame has created by mine? which one is correct? give your ...
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Active/passive : The thief stole my cloak as I was asleep in the waiting room [closed]

The thief stole my cloak as I was asleep in the waiting room. Which is the better option to change voice of the above given sentence from the below given two options : A) My cloak was stolen as I ...
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Difference between Active Participle and Passive particple

1.Gear-wheels fitting together turn in opposite directions. 2.Gear-wheels fitted together turn in opposite directions. Are there differences in meaning?
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Grammar - Active or passive form

She was faced with imminent death. Is this sentence passive or active form? Active form should be : She faced with imminent death. Is this right?
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What is the active voice of the given sentence?

The concentration of harmful gases get increased in the air slowly. What is the active voice of this sentence?
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Two ways to form the passive voice? [duplicate]

What should be the passive voice of below given sentence? My father promised me a gift. I am confused between these two options . A gift was promised to me by my father. Or I was promised a ...