Active Voice, Passive Voice

Active

The active voice is the "normal" voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. You are probably already familiar with the active voice. In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb:

subject

verb

object

 

Cats

eat

fish.

 

Passive

The passive voice is less usual. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb:

 

subject           

verb

object

 

Fish

are eaten

by cats.

 

 

 

The object of the active verb becomes the subject of the passive verb:

 

subject

verb

object

 

active

Everybody     

drinks 

water.

 

passive

Water 

is drunk

by everybody.

           

Now we'll look at the passive voice in more details 

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