Monday, 24 February 2014

Independent Learning Log T1W7

T1W7
25/2/2014
10:00pm - 10:30pm
Source(s):

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/539/01/
http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples/examples-of-active-and-passive-voice.html
https://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/CCS_activevoice.html

What I did:

In accordance with the task, I went to research more about active and passive voices and what is the difference between the two.

What I learned:

An active voice is when an action is performed by the subject and a passive voice, conversely, is when an action is received by the subject. We should use an active voice as much as possible, unless writing a report.

Some examples:

Active: The candidate believes that Congress must place a ceiling on the budget.
Passive: It is believed by the candidate that a ceiling must be placed on the budget by Congress.

Active: Researchers earlier showed that high stress can cause heart attacks.
Passive: It was earlier demonstrated that heart attacks can be caused by high stress.

Active: The dog bit the man.
Passive: The man was bitten by the dog.

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