What is passive voice, how to correct the sentence?

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With this new education system, several major educational changes were made, which emphasis more on developing the student's character.

asked Nov 30 '11 at 06:32 shbie New member

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Here is a simple explanation of passive voice from the Grammarly Handbook: http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/organization-and-development/text-level-measurements-adequate-writing/3/passive-voice/

 

For your sentence, the subject is educational changes, but the actor is the educational system.   Try this:

 

The new education system made several major educational changes that emphasize development of student character.

link comment answered Dec 01 '11 at 01:25 Kimberly Expert

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