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What is a passive voice and how do we use it?

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Abubakr Karimabadi

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The passive voice is used to show interest in the person or object that experiences an action rather than the person or object that performs the action. In other words, the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence. Example: The road is being repaired. (We are interested in the road, not in the people who are doing the repairs.) Sometimes we use the passive voice because we don't know or do not want to express who performed the action. Example: I noticed that a window had been left open. —— It gets more fun when you move on to the Active Voice so let me know if you need help if and when you get to it. ‘The question will be answered’ ;)

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Abubakr Karimabadi

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The passive voice is used to show interest in the person or object that experiences an action rather than the person or object that performs the action. In other words, the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence. Example: The road is being repaired. (We are interested in the road, not in the people who are doing the repairs.) Sometimes we use the passive voice because we don't know or do not want to express who performed the action. Example: I noticed that a window had been left open. —— It gets more fun when you move on to the Active Voice so let me know if you need help if and when you get to it. ‘The question will be answered’ ;)

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