Asked • 06/23/19

How can I reliably and accurately identify the passive voice in writing or speech?

How can I *reliably* and *accurately* identify the passive voice in writing or speech? I'm not interested in advice about whether or not to use it yet... I just want to know for sure what it is, so that I don't look as stupid as <a href="http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=2524">these people</a>.

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