Passive voice?


I've been trying everything with this sentence but Grammarly still tells me that there is passive voice, could someone help me out?

See example:

Zombies in "The walking dead" are known for their massive numbers and low intelligence with intelligence inferior to humans.
asked Feb 05 '13 at 00:01 Tony Liu New member

If it's convenient to introduce an active subject, do that. Study the link I put in to learn more about passive voice.

Lewis NeidhardtFeb 05 '13 at 01:57

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Passive voice is grammatically correct, but it not the preferred voice to use.

The verb 'are known' is your problem. Passive voice is a form of the verb 'to be' used with another verb which directs the action back onto the subject.

In order to change this to active voice, you would have to introduce who it is that knows this information about zombies. I would leave this sentence in passive voice but make a couple of changes. The title of the movie should be capitalized. I also changed the last part of the sentence to simplify it.


Zombies in "The Walking Dead" are known for their massive numbers and intelligence that is inferior to humans.

link answered Feb 05 '13 at 00:28 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Hi, thanks for the quick response. Before, I thought that sentences needed to be in active voice all the time but now I've learned that sometimes leaving a sentence in passive voice is good as well. Thanks.

Tony LiuFeb 05 '13 at 00:52

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