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"Passive voice" is the term used for constructions in which the subject of the verb is the patient of its action.

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something was done and something done?

The outline was then drawn in green and the centre point plotted in the centre of the circle as a red dot. Is it necessary to add 'was' before 'plotted' to present a passive voice? I sometimes see ...
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“The student are very surprised if I get their names right” is the first sentence passive?

The student are very surprised if I get their names right "The student are very surprised" is this sentence passive or not? Some teacher told me that the agent doesn't important and I can remove it ...
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Is this particular sentence passive voice?

Is the following sentence passive voice? Many of my students will write something similar to the following: "The circuit breaker needs to be replaced in the morning." Does the phrase "to be ...
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“is said to be” vs. “is said to have been”

Can we use both of variants and are they interchangeable? The house is said to have been built a century ago. The house is said to be built a century ago.
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What is to be done vs What has to be done?

What exactly is the difference between the following two sentences? What is to be done? or What has to be done?
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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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Turing passive voice into active voice

How to turn the following sentences into active voice? The land is designated for agriculture. The approach was adopted in light of....
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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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Recommended by or with

Are both sentences below correct? Grammarly accepts both of them. I was recommended by your colleagues to go there. I was recommended with your colleagues to go there.
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Is it OK if I use the word 'empathized' in this blank?

Emotions and emotional sensitivity are important to our effectiveness in problem-solving. We would like our actions to be well reasoned and make sense, but each element of a good working relationship ...
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Why did the author choose to use the passive voice “I am parachuted” instead of the active voice “I parachute” in this context?

This paragraph is taken from an English coursebook, from a lesson called "Dangerous Jobs". The entire article is called "Smoke jumper". I am parachuted into areas where there are forest fires. ...
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What is the difference - 'I am asked' vs 'I get asked'?

What is the difference between these two sentences? I get asked that question a lot. I am asked that question a lot.
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How to name these two cases of passive voice?

How to name these two cases of passive voice: This document started being written by me on 2017.07.22. and This document was started (being) written by me on 2017.07.22. ? Both are the ...
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It is needed to + infinitive

I've sometimes seen the expression "It is needed to do something". I am not sure whether it is common or at least right, but I usually prefer using "doing something is needed". Also, for transitive ...
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Passive Voices in sentences

1-I don't want my photo taken. 2-I don't want my photo being taken. 3-I don't like my photo being taken. As far as I know we can use the (sentences-1,2,3) but why can't we use the following ...
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“She has all the things” in the passive

On Quora this question seems to have a lot of wrong answers: What is the passive voice of "She has all the things''? When we put a phrase with a stative verb like "have" into the passive shouldn't ...
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How can I make these sentences active/passive? [closed]

I am having trouble turning these sentences into active/passive voice. I have tried but the active/passive meaning contradicts with the main meaning. 1. I saw him reading a book.(Passive) 2. Dr. ...
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When should we use “Perfect infinitive” instead of “infinitive” in passive voice?

I was doing exercises from great blue textbook when I met the difficult one. Please, explain me the difference between usage infinitive and present infinitive in passive voice. Foe example: Do you ...
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What is the passive voice of “The noise attracted us.”

Voice change of the sentence The noise attracted us. Should it be We were attracted by the noise or We were attracted to the noise.
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“Be offered” vs “get offered”

What is the difference between the two in the title? E.g. be offered a job or get offered a job? Is "get offered" even grammatically correct? And why? I have a feeling that the first one sounds ...
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Active voice Vs Passive voice

Which of the following two sentences is correct? I got used to using the computer after I had admitted to the university. Or, I got used to using the computer after I had been admitted to the ...
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How we can change this sentence into passive : “ I am happy. ” [closed]

I'm happy . The anovel sentence how we can change it into passive
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Present Continuous Passive Voice & Modal Verb

I'd like to explain the following: (1) Only one simulation can be published at the same time. emphasizing the continuous aspect of publishing, like:: (2) Only one simulation can be being ...
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Confusion in “is being”

I know when to use is being. It means the event is currently happening. I have a doubt whether that event already existed and is still happening or it's a new event and is currently happening. ...
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Type of voice/usage

The car impressed me, and handles a dream. Isn't that unusual with these older models. After some miles through the city, it was off to the countryside, where I could really take the car up a gear or ...
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Passive voice doubt [duplicate]

Today I saw a news title "Man beaten to death" I am confused because I expected the title to be "Man was beaten to death" or "Man is beaten to death" Why is there no "was" or "is" in the title? ...
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How can I make a question using passive verbs with prepositions?

I wonder how i can make a question using verbs with prepositions especially when they are in passive voice. For example, I have a sentence like below: An appointment is required for the service. And ...
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Passive form of intransitive verbs

Is it possible to make intransitive verbs into a passive form? For example, Most of the representatives said they plan to take the subway train to the convention building rather than ride a cab ...
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My morning's work was finished. passive voice?

The sentences below come from a story. I am wondering about was finished My morning's work was finished and I was free until six o'clock that evening. Is it a passive voice? I don't think so, but ...
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How can I identify tenses in passive forms?

What tense is used in the sentence: "You will be amazed" If it is the future perfect tense then the rules on the internet say in order to form the future perfect tense one must use will + have + ...
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Can a person be “misbehaved”?

I saw a comment to this question that says: There is a running joke in English that when a child is misbehaved, they're "your child", when they're being a good child, they're "our child" or "my ...
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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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Does a “changed password” mean an old password?

A new password should differ from the changed password by at least 4 characters. Once you Changed your password, you may use the changed password for all future logins(This is linked to a large PDF ...
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Which phrase is correct? (passive voice)

I am studying passive voice now, which phrase is correct? may be both? We were shown a very strange picture. A very strange picture was shown to us. Thanks in advance.
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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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Help to understand these two sentences from this article

I have some difficulty to understand the passive voice from these two sentences in this article. On Monday, Trump tweeted a link to the Breitbart article that highlighted a comment Lynch made in a ...
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“I {am / was / will be / have been} loved” What is the difference between them? [closed]

I want to know the meaning of these sentences I am loved I was loved I will be loved I have been loved What is the difference between them?
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“solved in two different ways” or “solved by two different ways”?

I have two different methods to solve a problem, and I intend to specify this in a passive sentence by using the word verb. This problem can be solved in two different ways. This problem can ...
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Question about a passive form

I saw an example sentence, which is Staff members wear uniforms so that they are easy for customers to identify. In my opinion, it is clearer if 'to identify' changes to 'to be identified'. I ...
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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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“I have almost finished writing” or “I am almost finished writing”

I would like to know which of the two sentences are correct I am finished writing or I have finished writing
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“be accorded someone” or “be accorded to someone”?

When the verb accord means "give or grant", should the passive voice be accorded someone or accorded to someone? I came across several sentences in a book: The attention accorded husband-wife ...
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usage of past participle by itself without companying “to be” or “have” verbs

In the following cloze test Leisure is time spent away from business, work, and household duties. It does not actually include time ..(1).. on necessary activities such as sleeping, and where ...
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How to identify passive voice or simple past

Can we change sentence having no subject into Passive voice? E.g. a) 2 person were killed. b) A person was electrocuted. Is possible to identify if sentence is Passive voice or informative or ...
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“Awakened” as transitive verb

With awakened being a transitive verb requiring a direct object, in the sentence He was awakened by a loud crash. is “he” both the direct object and the subject of the sentence? The sentence was ...
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This bed has not been slept in … ? “for a long time by anybody” vs “by anybody for a long time”

This bed has not been slept in for a long time by anybody. This bed has not been slept in by anybody for a long time. Which is grammatically correct? Or, is there a difference between the two ...
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I am glad to be selected vs. I am glad to have been selected

When someone makes a speech about having been selected as an outstanding employee of the month, which is correct to say between "I am glad to be selected" and "I am glad to have been selected"? Thank ...
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to-infinitive after noun in a participle clause

A local ordinance requiring vehicles be towed and fined if they are parked in front of fire hydrants will take effect this coming spring. 'require' is used as require somebody to do but in this ...
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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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Do natives use “to be” to describe future tense?

Any data to be processed by this application is suggested to be kept under this directory. I found the sentence shown above on Stanford University's website. I would like to know whether the ...