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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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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 ...
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Why active voice is used in the sentence, not a passive?

The example sentence is: The Views Framework is a core feature of Ambari and specific Views build on that Framework. So why it is build, not are built? How meaning would changed if it had been are ...
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Sanctioned me the loan vs sanctioned loan to me

Which one of the following sentence is correct / better ? The office sanctioned loan to me . Or The office sanctioned me the loan. From my point of view first sentence seems correct to me ...
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How to use the word 'poise' properly with or without 'is' (to be) (and when with or without)?

(1) For example (from https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poise): I poised the crowbar in my hand, and waited. vs. The rock was poised precariously on the edge of the cliff. (2) Or another ones: ...
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Converting sentences from active to passive voice

A: I am dancing in the party. B: I am jumping into the river with friends. I have a little bit confusion about the 'active and passive' forms of a sentence. Can we make the passive of above ...
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When can I use “having + past participle”?

I wonder whenever should we use Having + past participle Instead of Verb + ing Whereas its more common to use verb + ing instead of having + past participle. For example : Having finished ...
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“She was supposed to phone …”, What is the active voice? [duplicate]

Is the following sentence in the passive voice? She was supposed to phone Jack last night. If yes, What is the active voice version of it?
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active voice for the phrase “is formed of”

The earth is formed of layers. Can I change this sentence into active? Layers form the earth. The Oxford advanced learner Dictionary says the word form is: " [T, often passive] to produce sth in ...
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active voice for the verb “is allowed”

People are not allowed to smoke in this area. If I change this sentence into active like this, "No one allows you to smoke in this area." Is it grammatical and natural?
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Passive voice from Active voice

Over 2500 years ago,King Okkalapa decided and built a shrine on Singuttara Hill. 1)A shrine was purposely built on Singuttara Hill by King Okkalapa over 2500 years ago. 2) A shrine was built on ...
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difference between have been and had been [duplicate]

My friend just answered to one of my important questions. Now how should I reply to him? 1.Oh! That question had been on my mind for a long time, finally, I got my answer. ( Oh! I had that question ...
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active or passive

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 ...
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Passive vs. Active voice for “selecting something for a purpose”

Which of the following sentence are correct: The RDFs for [hmim][PF6] at 348K and 1 atm were selected to report and interpret. The RDFs for [hmim][PF6] at 348K and 1 atm were selected for ...
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Active voice, “Do not smoke” to passive voice

The following sentence is in the active voice: "Do not smoke." What is its equivalent in the passive voice? 1- Let the smoke not be done. or 2- Smoking is prohibited.
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“originated” or “was originated”

The first calendar was originated in Egypt. The first calendar originated in Egypt. Which voice is suitable for the word "originate", active or passive voice?
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Convert passive voice to active voice [closed]

I am writing an article for the community website. I was proofing with Grammarly before publishing. I found one sentence asking me to convert it into active voice. Now I know a bit about active and ...
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What is the active voice of “might be affected”?

I was reading about poisonous gases then I read there if this gas affects the insects now so humans "might be affected" by this toxic gas in coming time and one more thing in this sentence I think ...
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prepositional phrases in passive voice [duplicate]

If we use a prepositional "by phrase" then it is passive form but if we use other prepositions such as "to, with" etc., then is the verb in passive or active form? For example: Actives: They told ...
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What is the active form of 'I must be scolded for my folly.'

I must be scolded for my folly. Please kindly change into active. I changed it like this: is it correct? He must scold me for my folly.
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“to keep them/to be kept at the required temperature”

Perishable foodstuffs are kept in refrigerated cabinets to keep them at the required temperature. Perishable foodstuffs are kept in refrigerated cabinets to be kept at the required temperature. ...
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An Active and Passive Gerund [duplicate]

I'm really stuck on paraphrasing the sentences bellow using gerund. That she is so fussy is not a little unpleasant. What surprised everybody was that he was able to do it. Here are some ...
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What is wrong with “to be” in “I deserve to be known as”?

I am a blogger recently started blogging in English. I generally use a proofreader to check my writing errors and it usually gets to this: I deserve to be known as the guy I am. What is wrong with ...
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Can vehicles sell themselves? Shouldn't it be passive voice?

I read one sentence About 170,000 of those vehicles sell each year in the U.S. It is extracted from: The large vehicle is part truck and part car. Strength and size combined with comfort. ...
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Active to passive voice conversion and vice versa

I have to convert the following sentences from active to passive voice and vice versa: A) Most insomnia is caused by stress. B) Health chiefs have voiced concerns that Britain is fast becoming a ...
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“market opened” or “market was opened”; how can 'a market' open itself?

EDIT: Question has been rephrased for better understanding. I apologise for my mistake. I am confused how to use active and passive voice. Please help me with the sentences below. Source states ...
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Active and Passive Voice

(My english is bad, pardon me if i do any mistake in framing the question) i am always confused b/w active and passive sentences . Can some one elaborate me about active and passive, For eg: If i ...
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Passive vs. Active voice in Present Simple

What would be the passive voice of the following sentence? She opens window frequently. Is this correct? Window is opened frequently.
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Active to Passive voice

Active: My mother will be washing my clothes. Passive: My clothes will be being washed by my mother. Is this correct? It feels very odd to use 'be being' together like this.
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Convert passive voice to active voice with verb “to know”

In a country known for its collective thought, the individual is rarely brought into the spotlight. (Taken from a CNN article). This is a sentence I would want to convert it from passive to active. ...
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What will be the passive form of 'He walks slowly on the road'?

I'm preparing for my exam and need to know how to convert sentences from active to passive. My first response to this question was Slowly, he walks on the road. But I thought that that's still active ...
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Active verbs with passive meaning when followed by 'gerund' or 'to-infinitive'

One of my friends told me that some verbs have passive meanings when they are followed by a gerund, and they have both active and passive meanings when they are followed by to-infinitive. I asked him ...
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Is using active and passive voice in a single sentence correct?

Could you check following sentence? Indeed, I do not know whether using active and passive voice together in a single sentence is correct. Thanks for your help. Founded by Zadeh in 1965, fuzzy set ...
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X needed to be opened/somebody needed to open X/X needed somebody to open

The treasure inside Helen needed to be opened. Somebody needed to open the treasure inside Helen. The treasure inside Helen needed somebody to open. Do they mean the same?
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“Receive” VS “Be Given”

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 ...
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Can a sentence contain two passive constructions?

We had no sooner started the work than he closed the door. The following two sentences are passive construction of the above example. Please have a look: The work had no sooner been started than the ...
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Why is the active voice used in “it reads better”?

I stumbled upon a phrase in a book (about JavaScript): The . notation is preferred because it is more compact and it reads better. The . notation cannot read, as far as I understand. It can be ...
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Point to be noted

Point to be noted. Hallo, teachers. I am muddled here. Either this is a passive sentence or not? I am still looking for the reason behind this sentence. If this is a passive sentence, so where the ...
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In active/passivebwhen to avoid by + subject in the passive form

She ordered the family to be shifted. The family were ordered to be shifted by her. The family were ordered to be shifted. My query in this question is: Out of the two passive forms which one should ...
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“My feet came up out of the sand” vs. “I took my feet out of the sand”

My feet came up out of the sand. I took my feet out of the sand. Which sentence is better? Why? What are the differences between these sentences?
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How many friends were invited by you Vs How many friends were you invited by?

I am confused which type of passive sentence should be used and why Active How many friends did you invite? Passive 1 How many friends were invited by you? or 2 How many friends were you ...
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Change “I must go and look for my brothers.” from active voice to passive voice

Sentence: I must go and look for my brothers. I need to change this sentence to passive voice. What would be the correct passive voice form of this sentence? I think the verb here is "look". My ...
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Choose the correct passive form

Please keep the door shut. You are requested to shut the door. You are requested to keep the door shut. Who taught her such yoga practices? By whom she was taught such yoga practices? By whom was ...
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Preposition phrases in passivizing active sentences

Choose the correct option: They are building an institute next to our school. An institute next to our school is being built by them. An institute is being built by them next to our school. In the ...
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Why is active form considered better than passive form?

I know that "The children ate ice cream"(active form) is preferred over "Ice Cream was eaten at the party"(passive form) Similarly for these sentences too Awkward: "Some people painted pictures ...
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We decided to leave early

We decided to leave early. How to change this into passive form? Are they ? We decided that we should leave early. Or We decided early should be left. Please help me teachers.
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Let me go. How to change this sentence into passive voice?

Let me go. How to change this sentence into passive voice? Are they correct? I am allowed to go. I should be allowed to go. I may be allowed to go. Please define it with solid reasons
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Active/passive voice

It would be a great help to me,if someone avoid my doubt in the following two sentences, considering each separately. 1) It is being cautious.(typical sentence for an animal), 2) It is being ...