What is an example of a passive sentence?
In a passive sentence, the person or thing doing the action (the actor) is usually preceded by the word “by.” For example: Anita was driven to the theatre by Carla.
Nowadays, black kites are protected by law.
The olives are stoned and crushed in this room by my son..
Is this sentence active or passive?
A sentence is written in active voice when the subject of the sentence performs the action in the sentence. e.g. The girl was washing the dog. A sentence is written in passive voice when the subject of the sentence has an action done to it by someone or something else. e.g. The dog was being washed by the girl.
What is the structure of passive voice with examples?
Notice that the passive voice constructions always appear after the modal auxiliary verbs. A passive voice construction contains a form of the verb to be (or to get) plus a past participle of a transitive verb. It expresses an action carried out on the subject of the sentence.
How do you identify a passive sentence?
A passive sentence is almost the reverse of an active sentence because the object of the verb (the receiver of the action) moves to the front position, and the subject (the doer of the action) moves to the end (usually as a “by phrase”). Below is the pattern: Object + “be” + Verb + (optional “by” phrase).
How do you fix passive writing?
If you want to change a passive-voice sentence to active voice, find the agent in a “by the…” phrase, or consider carefully who or what is performing the action expressed in the verb. Make that agent the subject of the sentence, and change the verb accordingly.