Posted by Mandi on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 12:17am.
Is the following sentence written in the Active Voice.
My answer yes, is this correct?
Accidents are witnessed every day.
Language Arts ...Writing - Jack, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 1:13am
No, that's the passive voice.
In the active voice, the subject of the verb performs an action; e.g., "He killed the President".
In the passive voice, the subject of the verb receives the action; e.g., "The President was killed".
Or, "Accidents are witnessed every day".
An easy way to differentiate is to remember that if the sentence does not explicitly state /who/ performed the described action, it is probably in the passive voice.
Language Arts ...Writing - SraJMcGin, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:21am
Here is one of the many websites explaining the difference between active and passive voice. Study the examples to clarify the difference.
Language Arts ...Writing - Writeacher, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:29am
I think that is what SraJMcGin intended to post.
Language Arts ...Writing - manny, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 11:56am
People witness accidents everyday.
Language Arts ...Writing - GuruBlue, Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 12:20pm
This is an easy way to think of the difference between Active Voice and Passive Voice.
Active - the subject does something(is active). The Action moves from Subject ->Verb
or Subject ->Verb->Direct Object.
Passive - That subject is LAZY... It is just having something done to it.
Subject <-Verb *** plus there is a "being" verb as an auxiliary...
The boy <- IS HIT by the ball.
Has BEEN hit
So... two clues - is there a being verb as an auxiliary, and is the subject ACTIVE or just sitting there . <G>
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