Passive sentences / Active sentence.


How do you turn a passive sentences into an active sentence.

asked Jun 24 '13 at 01:35 angel wiley New member

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In a passive voice sentence, the subject is being acted on.

Example: John was hit with the ball. 'John' is the subject, but receives the action. Note that there is a form of the verb 'to be' used with 'hit.


In an active voice sentence, the subject performs the action.

Example: The ball hit John.

link comment answered Jun 24 '13 at 13:01 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Typically you change passive into active by rewriting your sentence, using the end in the beginning.  As in the example:  

John was hit with the ball.  Passive

Take the back of the sentence and move it to the front:

The ball hit John.  Active.

link comment answered Jun 25 '13 at 04:50 Guida Brown New member

he should have seen the car

link comment answered Oct 20 '13 at 11:27 joga singh New member

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