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What is meant by passive voice? explain it with best examples.

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    First of all, active voice has a subject which is usually a person.
    Bill threw the ball.

    The passive voice does not have a person involved
    The ball was thrown. (You do not know by WHOM.)

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    P.S. Here is a good explanation with examples:

    http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_actpass.html

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    a story based on historical figures or events that have been handed down(King Arthur,Robin Hood)

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    Active: I jumped over the fence.

    Passive: The fence was jumped over by me.

    Is the subject actively influencing the object or is the object being passively acted on by the subject?

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