Passive voice


Please explain what it is and how can I correct this.

See example:

The article chosen for this assignment is published on July 24, 2008, in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, (Fisher, Fontaine, Kennedy, and Martin-Holland 2008 p.363-370).
asked Oct 26 '12 at 17:11 Kelly Bouie New member

1 answer


This is, perhaps, the most frequently asked question on this forum, asked at least once each day.


You can see many of these questions and their answers if you search for "passive voice" in the search box at the top of this page. When I last looked, this search returned 52 recent questions/answers.


Wikipedia has a good article explaining the English passive voice at


The University of North Carolina provides an excellent handout concerning the passive voice at


Remember, passive voice is a choice of style. It is neither right nor wrong. While active voice is generally more powerful and more interesting for the reader, there are types of writing where the passive voice is preferred. Even, as may be the case with your sentence, the best choice for an individual sentence.

link comment answered Oct 26 '12 at 17:34 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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.