passive verbs

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list of passive verbs

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25- 50% of all children will experience some form of abuse in their lifetime, one out of three girls is sexually abused before the age of 18; and one out of every five to seven boys is sexually abused by 18 (Child Prevention, 2011).
asked Oct 05 '11 at 20:50 Brenda Myers New member

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The passive construction is "to be abused".

link comment answered Oct 07 '11 at 15:35 Kimberly Expert
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"...will experience" is passive, rather than using the active voice: "25%-50% of all children experience some form of abuse in their lifetime." 

link comment answered Oct 10 '11 at 19:19 Shaila Fernandes Expert

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