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Verb Voice

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jarrod groves

on 24 October 2018

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Transcript of Verb Voice

Identify the Following
Why use passive voice?
Avoiding Bias

Scientific Research

Unknown Actor : "The cave paintings of Lascaux were made in the Upper Old Stone Age."

You are talking about a general truth:
"Rules are made to be broken"

Without changing the meaning of the sentence, what is the best way to revise the sentence using active voice?
My laptop was stolen.
Which sentence contains an unnecessary shift in the voice of the verb?

Verb Voice
Active Voice

Passive Voice
The subject does the action.
The verb is acting on the subject.
The plumber fixed the leak.

The leak was fixed by the plumber.

The strange students loitered the halls of J.S Wilson.

The halls of J.S Wilson were loitered by creeps.
The forest fire destroyed the whole suburb.

The whole suburb was destroyed by the forest fire

The savannah is roamed by beautiful giraffes.

Beautiful giraffes roam the savannah.
The homeowners remodeled the house to help it sell.

The house was remodeled by the homeowners to help it sell.

What are some the most powerful speeches ever made?
What made these speeches great?
Why use passive voice?
Joe: The dozen of cookies were bakes by whom?
Greg :Two dozen cookies were baked by Susan.
Paraphrase: Which sentence switches from active to passive? or passive to active all the sudden?
Which sentence changes verb voice?
The researchers will drill a succession of holes in the sea floor. Equipment will be extended through the passages. The researchers will lower equipment for sending sound waves through the rock to test the ground.
The proposed initiative will be bitterly opposed by abortion rights groups
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