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Activity Discussion Grammar & Vocabulary Active Voice Reply To: Active Voice

  • Ayushi

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    February 21, 2024 at 5:40 pm
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    In grammar, the active voice is a construction where the subject of a sentence performs the action expressed by the verb. It is the opposite of the passive voice, where the subject receives the action. The active voice is generally considered more direct, concise, and engaging.

    Here’s an example to illustrate the active voice:

    Active voice: “John ate the apple.”

    In this sentence, “John” is the subject, and he performs the action of eating the apple. The verb “ate” directly connects the subject to the action, making it clear who is performing the action.

    Contrastingly, in the passive voice, the sentence would be structured differently:

    Passive voice: “The apple was eaten by John.”

    In this passive voice example, the subject “the apple” receives the action of being eaten, and the doer of the action, John, is introduced with the preposition “by.” The passive voice can be useful in certain contexts, but it tends to be less direct and can obscure the actor or place less emphasis on it.

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