Monday, 24 February 2014

Independent Learning Log T1W7

10:00pm - 10:30pm

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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