Active and passive voice
Knowledge and understanding about using active and passive voice will enhance effective writing.
In the active voice, the subject (or agent) is placed before the verb. The emphasis is on the subject who is doing the action.
The active voice generally has the following distinguishing features:
In the passive voice, the object of an action is placed before the verb. The emphasis is on what is being done to the object of the sentence.
In this example:
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