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Passive Voice

Using The Passive Voice:


Your child will use the passive voice in sentences. The sentence ‘the slipper was chewed by the dog’ is in the passive voice. The active voice version would be: the dog chewed the slipper.

The passive voice is sometimes used in formal writing to remove the person writing from the action: for example, ‘the sodium was added to the beaker’ rather than ‘we added the sodium to the beaker’.

It is also used when a person wishes to remove themselves from a sentence for other reasons: for example, ‘some mistakes were made’ rather than ‘we made some mistakes’.