Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Verbs Have A Voice

English Grammar 101: Verbs Voice

English verbs are said to have two voices: active and passive.

Active Voice: the subject of the sentence performs the action:

His son catches fly balls. Creative children often dream in class.

Note: Verbs in the active voice may be either transitive or intransitive.

Passive Voice: the subject receives the action:

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1 comment:

Lin said...

thanks, i bookmarked this to have something deep to think on, not sure i understood all that but will try again later....