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Write the complete verb in each sentence. Label it active or passive.

1. It was propelled by six paddles on each side.

Each side was propelled by six paddles.
Passive?

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asked by Emma
  1. Proppeled is the verb i think it is active i hope this helped!
    By the way, I think it is active because you can be propelled

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    posted by t
  2. t didn't find the complete verb. What do you think the complete verb is, Emma?

    This verb is NOT active, either.

  3. The full verb is "was propelled"

    Why wouldn't it be passive?

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    posted by Emma
  4. It's passive because the subject, "it," is not doing anything.

    To make it active, you'd need to word the sentence like this:

    Six paddles on each side propelled the boat.

  5. Oh okay, thanks I get it now.

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  6. You're welcome. :-)

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