Active vs. Passive: Is Active Always Better?

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* Your Dictionary dot Com explains:

Active voice describes a sentence where the subject performs the action stated by the verb.

In Passive voice sentences, the subject is acted upon by the verb.


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Use of the passive voice is not a grammatical error. It’s a stylistic issue that . . . can prevent a reader from understanding what you mean.


While the passive voice can weaken the clarity of your writing, there are times when the passive voice is okay and even preferable.


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Today’s Assignment:

1. Watch this dance video:

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2. Write at least one descriptive sentence using the passive voice.

3. Write at least one descriptive sentence using the active voice.