Passive or active voice


The film has often been praised for its stark realism.  Is this sentence in the active or passive voice?

asked May 24 '12 at 08:37 Mary New member

1 answer


It is passive. "has been praised"

link answered May 24 '12 at 09:07 alavi New member

Thank you for your response. However, Grammarly classifies the sentence as active. I thought is may have something to do with the fact that the film itself has stark realism - the fact it's praised is just modifying the clause "The film has stark realism". Any further thoughts?

MaryMay 24 '12 at 09:55

add comment

Your answer

Write at least 20 characters

Have a question about English grammar, style or vocabulary use? Ask now to get help from Grammarly experts for FREE.