Passive to Active
How can I change the following sentence from the passive voice to the active voice?
Therefore, I was considered a part of the nerdy crowd.
|link||answered Feb 07 '12 at 20:32 Di Henderson New member|
Lewis's suggestion is great. Another way to go is, as Di suggested, to pull in the agent. I don't know who's considering you part of the nerdy crowd, but if it's (let's say) the popular kids, the sentence would read:
"Therefore, the popular kids considered me part of the nerdy crowd."
Or if the agent has already been established, you could say:
"Therefore, they considered me part of the nerdy crowd."
Or to get even more active, you could say:
"Therefore, they lumped me in with the nerdy crowd."
|link comment||answered Feb 08 '12 at 18:11 Actually Holly Expert|
In order to correctly change this to Active Voice, we have to know who it was that considered you a part of the nerdy crowd. Was it the nerdy crowd that did the considering, or was it the popular crowd? It would help to post whatever phrase comes before "Therefore" so we can see who is doing what, and why.
Did the nerdy crowd consider you a part of their group? Or did the popular crowd NOT consider you a part of theirs...and therefore you were considered a part of the nerdy group?
"The popular kids considered me a nerd."
But this lead me to circular thinking...if you are popular with the nerdy kids.....are you popular, or nerdy?
|link comment||answered Apr 09 '12 at 07:11 Tony Proano Expert|
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