14 Answered Questions for the topic Passive Voice

Passive Voice Writing Style

08/03/19

When should I avoid the passive voice? When might I use it?

An opinion exists that overusing of the passive voice can make writing harder for reading and understanding. Is it true for all kinds of writing? How to follow this advice without overemphasizing... more
Passive Voice Grammar

07/29/19

What is the passive voice of "She quits her teaching job in school"?

What will be the passive voice for "She quits her teaching job in school"? I have come up with "The teaching job in school is quit by her," but somehow it's not sounding correct. Is it fine?
Passive Voice Grammar Terminology

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... more
Passive Voice Grammar Japanese Meaning

05/09/19

Passive form - The exact difference between を and が?

I've seen this question asked before, but i feel the answer didn't quite answer all my questions, so here goes. Now, I am rather sure that this: >ケーキが食べられた Means: >The cake was eaten. (by... more
Passive Voice Grammar Japanese Particle が

04/29/19

Meaning of volitional passive form?

> お姉ちゃんに何を**言われようが**、まる子はウキウキ気分なのであった。 > What was said by her sister ???? but, Maruko felt cheerful. I can't think of any way in which something which is passive can also be volitional. How... more
Passive Voice Writing Speech Active Voice

04/26/19

When to use passive and active voice?

When is it better to use **passive** voice in writing and speech? When is it better to use **active** voice in writing and speech?
Passive Voice Grammar Japanese

04/26/19

Difference between passive form and てある?

I'm confused about the difference between the passive form and the てある form. > 飲み物はもう**買ってあります**。 > The drinks have already been bought. > > 飲み物はもう**買われました**。 > > The drinks... more
Passive Voice English Writing Pronouns

03/22/19

Is it recommended to use "we" in research papers?

Is it recommended to use "we" in research papers? If not, should I always use passive voice?
Passive Voice English Writing Pronouns

03/22/19

Style Question: Use of "we" vs. "I" vs. passive voice in a dissertation?

As I'm not a native speaker and just finishing my dissertation in Computer Science, I wonder what style I should be using.In German (my native tongue) most dissertations, school-books and... more

03/16/19

Why use "of" in the phrase "delivered of a baby"?

With all the "Royal baby" craze comes something that really confuses me. All the news media used pretty much the same sentence to make the announcement: > The Duchess of Cambridge has been... more
Passive Voice English Grammar Writing

03/15/19

Is using passive voice "bad form"?

Whenever I create a document in Microsoft Word, it complains about a lot of my sentences being in passive voice. But, when I read that sentence aloud, it sounds fine to me. I am not sure if it is... more
Passive Voice Grammar Writing Writing Style

03/14/19

Is using passive voice "bad form"?

Whenever I create a document in Microsoft Word, it complains about a lot of my sentences being in passive voice. But, when I read that sentence aloud, it sounds fine to me. I am not sure if it is... more
Passive Voice English Writing Speech

03/14/19

When to use passive and active voice?

When is it better to use **passive** voice in writing and speech? When is it better to use **active** voice in writing and speech?

03/28/17

When do or don't I use passive voice?

Hello all,   First to clarify: I am a non native speaker and I am writing my graduation paper in English. I have come to the conclusion (as Word 2016 suddenly comments on my writing) that I have... more

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