Passive voice

The passive voice is used extensively when you want to stress the action, not the doer; for example, when a process or procedure is explained.

Watch the explanation (or read the first link) and do these exercises:

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv65.shtml
  • http://www.businesswriting.com/tests/activepassive.htm
  • http://www.better-english.com/grammar/passives.htm
  • http://www.better-english.com/grammar/passive1.htm
  • http://www.better-english.com/grammar/thepassive2.htm
  • http://www.better-english.com/grammar/thepassive3.htm
  • http://www.ego4u.com/en/business-english/grammar/passive
  • http://www.better-english.com/grammar/pastpassives.htm
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