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Transcript of THE CLASSROOM
Structure & Important Elements
What changes can you find?
The Passive Voice
Active VS Passive
Monday, March 17, 2017
Vol XCIII, No. 311
The Active Voice
Present Simple VS Past Simple
We use the ACTIVE voice when we want to focus on the agent of the action, the person responsible for what
many crimes in big cities.
When the focus is an action in the PAST.
e.g. LONG AGO,
We use the PASIVE voice when we want to focus on the
by the action
in big cities. (we don't mention generalised agents).
by a witness.
*TIP: you need to identify the Subject, the Verb and the Object in the sentences
Do you see any differences between the active and the passive constructions?
When the focus is an action in the PRESENT.
e.g. TODAY, only
Now, change the sentences into the ACTIVE voice
Tom's bike was stolen.
The road is repaired.
Unknown or unimportant
The Venus of Milo is found at the Louvre.
find the Venus of Milo at the Louvre.)
Smart phones are used for many different things.
use smart phones for many different things).
The murderer was arrested.
arrested the murderer)
How the Westminster terror