Monday, 17 February 2014

ILL T1W7

17th February 2014
2145 hrs-2215 hrs
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/active-voice-versus-passive-voice

What I did: I searched the Internet on passive and active voice as per Mrs Jang's instructions.

What I learned: In a active sentence, the subject is doing the action. A straightforward example is the sentence "Steve loves Amy". Steve is the subject, and he is doing the action: he loves Amy, Amy being the object in the sentence. in a passive sentence, the target action is promoted to the position of the subject. Instead of the sentence "Steve loves Amy", it is changed to "Amy is loved by Steve". Amy becomes the subject of the sentence, but she isn't doing anything. Rather, she is just the recipient of Steve's love. The focus of the sentence is changed from Steve to Amy.

1 comment:

  1. Good job! Could you then explain why we need active voice in expository writing?

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