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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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Standards “have changed” or “have been changed”?

I want to say that current standards in education are not tha same as they were in some time in the past. I wonder if I should use the passive or active voice here. A lot of standards in ...
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Active vs Passive (Which construction is correct in which context )

I read the below sentence in Learn American English website. You were given some money to see a movie. Is this passive construction correct? Or do we need to construct it as follows: I got some ...
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What's the active voice of this?

PASSIVE: “They are likely to be punished.” ACTIVE:  (A) It is likely that they will be punished.  (B) It is likely for someone to punish them.  (C) It is likely that someone will punish them. ...
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Changing “The money was stolen” into active voice

I have the following passive clause: The money was stolen. Is there any transformation of it into active voice? Or it will remain like this?
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Passive to active voice [closed]

Thus, the design is constrained by the range of current production motorcycle, and will be compared using miles/kWh. Convert the sentence from passive to active voice.
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advanced = who have advanced? risen = having risen?

Students advanced beyond their grade level are provided with appropriate curriculum needs. students who have advanced to a high level are provided with appropriate curriculum needs. There ...
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Verbs that can be changed into passive contruction?

A transitive verb that expresses an action can be transformed into passive construction. For example, "The boys carried the piano into the house" can be revised into "The piano was carried by the boys ...
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why do we see far more questions about rewriting active as passive than the other way around?

I haven't been on the forum for a long time, but long enough to see that there are far more questions about recasting sentences in the active voice into the passive than the other way around. I ...
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Active construction of 'Our team is so blessed…'?

Would anybody specify the active form of the following passive sentence. Our team is so blessed to have each other Also please let me know the significance of "have" in the above sentence. I ...
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Active To Passive

Have a question about forming passive sentences from active sentences. 1a "The rebels attacked the city from the hilltop." 2a "The teacher yelled at the students from his (teacher's) office." ...
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Help with converting active to passive (or vice versa)

Active: I want him to write the letter. Passive: I want the letter to be written/written by him(?). Can I use 'by him'? My grammar books didn't use it. Passive - The poor girls are married at ...
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“to be + V-ing / V-ed” Passive or Active?

Please read the following two sentences. 1) "We are concerned over this issue as the list seems to be expanding from drinks to foods" 2) "Samples have been taken to be analyzed" Today, I ...
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“One can be said” vs. “One can say” [closed]

One can be said... One can say Would you tell me where/when would you rather use the above phrases? or is there any difference between them?
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Usage of Active Voice without subject

Is it possible to use active voice, if we don't want to mention the subject. For example: Is it possible to convert "The room was cleaned " as an active voice statement
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Why “I had/got my car repaired.” but “I had someone repair my car.” and “I got someone to repair my car.”?

"I had my car repaired." and "I got my car repaired." mean the same thing, and, superficially, seem to work in the same way: subject + have/got + object + Past Participle. Why then, do I have to say ...
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(am/are/is) being married

To make things simpler I assume that getting and being in the following sentences have the same meaning. So I will use being as less colloquial. I am being (getting) married. (passive) This ...
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Way to join two sentences

Even though, the line segments are rectified by the orientation, awkward short edges are still appeared. Therefore, a simplification step is important. What is the rule to join these two ...
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“is being” vs “has been” [closed]

What is the difference between following sentence constructions? It has been developed vs. It is being developed It has been held vs. It is being held is being: what is the grammar ...
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Change “I had a car” to passive voice

Change the voice from active to passive of the following sentence: I had a car. The active sentence is "I had a car". In passive form is it "a car had had been by me" or some other answer? I found ...
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Difference between “This was happened to me” and “This happened to me”

Which one is correct? If I am talking about the past.. How should I use "was" or "were" if there is an V2 in place: e.g. "They spoke" or "They were spoke" and another thing about adverbs.. How I ...
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“Something to forget” versus “something to be forgotten”

My question is simple: what's the difference between the following phrases? "the past is something to be forgotten" and "the past is something to forget" "XXX is the last thing to mention in this ...
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Passive voice and Active voice with respect to “there are”, “they are” “there is” and when there is no action

From my understanding the difference between Passive voice and Active voice is based on action. For example, "Steve loves Amy" - active. "Amy is loved by Steve." - passive. Now what if there is no ...
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Why in shops do they put “B sold here” instead of “B sells here”?

I know “B sold here” is the right form. But I don't know why it's the right form instead of “B sells here”?