Passive vs. Action Voice

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It says that this sentence is in the passive voice, but it needs to be in the action voice. I have tried to change it and it still has the same message. Help?!

See example:

Chemotherapy is referred to and often shortened to the word "chemo."
asked Sep 18 '13 at 23:41 B. Curtis New member

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this sentence makes more sense in the passive than in the active because the focus is on chemotherapy and not on people who refer to it.

example 1: my focus is on the road building company: it's a good company: it built this road many years ago: I use the active voice to focus on the actor.

 

example2: my focus is on the road: it's a good road: it was built(by  ..... company) many years ago.

 

it doesn't always make sense to turn all active sentences into passive and vice versa.

  Ex: active voice: I have tea every morning .  I can't imagine the passive form of that sentence. 

link comment answered Sep 19 '13 at 11:38 Jean Cyprien Ndiaye New member
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hemotherapy and not on people who refer to it.

example 1: my focus is on the road building company: it's a good company: it built this road many years ago: I use the active voice to focus on the actor.

example2: my focus is on the road: it's a good road: it was built(by  ..... company) many years ago.

it doesn't always make sense to turn all active sentences into passive and vice versa.

  Ex: active voice: I have tea every morning .  I can't imagine the passive form of that sentence.  

link comment answered Sep 19 '13 at 11:40 Jean Cyprien Ndiaye New member

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