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Active and Passive voice

I know writing in passive voice is a no no, but is it okay when a character is speaking? (sorry if this is a noob question) -Anonymous

I don’t understand this whole active/passive voice thing? I’m not a native English speaker, so I’ve never learned about it. Can you guys explain what it is and what it means and what defines an active or passive voice in writing? Thank you. -Anonymous

Hi guys! 

Active voice: The active voice is the “normal” voice. This is the voice that we use most of the time. You are probably already familiar with the active voice. In the active voice, the object receives the action of the verb [x]

Example: The hunter saw the deer. 

Passive Voice: 

The passive voice is less usual. In the passive voice, the subject receives the action of the verb. [x]

Example: The deer was seen by the hunter.

What’s up with the active and passive voice?

That pesky Active voice- Writeworld

Passive vs Active voice

Active voice verses Passive voice.

Hope this helps you out, check out the links especially the top two!

-S

 

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