Active Voice


How do you say "I was born here," using active voice?

See example:

I was born here.
asked May 19 '13 at 04:01 Edwin Hernandez New member

2 answers


I agree with Shawn Mooney.  It is a passive voice sentence.

link comment answered May 22 '13 at 09:32 Z. A. Jazley Expert

To make a sentence active voice, you swap the subject with the direct object. In a sentence like "I was born here," born by who? Your mother. So to make the sentence active, you would change it to "My mother bore me here." Or "My mother gave birth to me here."


Althought this is technically the answer to your question, let me point out that very few people would say this. "I was born here" is perfectly good English, and if you are trying to correct the sentence because a grammar checker told you that it is passive voice, my advice is to leave it alone.

link comment edited May 20 '13 at 14:32 DZM2 New member

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