Sunday, 23 February 2014

Independent Learning Log

T1W7 Independent Learning Log
23/02/2014

Source(s) :
https://www.e-education.psu.edu/styleforstudents/c1_p12.html
http://www.westga.edu/~jloicano/Stephen_King_Passive.pdf

What I did :

I searched up on the internet on the differences between the active and passive voices and when to use either.

What I learnt :
In a sentence using active voice, the subject of the sentence performs the action expressed in the verb. In a sentence using passive voice, the subject is acted upon; he or she receives the action expressed by the verb. In an active sentence, the person or thing responsible for the action in the sentence comes first. In a passive sentence, the person or thing acted on comes first.

The active voice is preferred as it is clearer while the passive voice is ambiguous, and mostly used when the actor is irrelevant or unknown. It is also easier to understand sentences which use the active voice than sentences that use the passive voice. The active voice is simpler in comparison to the passive voice.

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