An informative conversation about the difference between active voice and passive voice

informative conversation

An informative conversation about the difference between active voice and passive voice

Overview: The below-given informative conversation talks about the actual difference between active voice and passive voice. With the word ‘active’, we can understand a bit from the whole concept, but at the same time, we cannot understand what passive voice means.

So let us just head on to the informative conversation and see what is the difference between both of them,

Person 1: In the recent assignment we received in the class, we have to write the report in active voice, right?

Person 2: Right

Person 1: Oh no, then it is a big problem for me!

Person 2: Why so?

Person 1: It might sound lame but I don’t know the difference between an active voice and a passive voice.

Person 2: hahaha…don’t worry

Person 1: how do I not worry?

Person 2: Come, I’ll tell you the difference between both of them.

Person 1: yes, please tell me.

Person 2: Let us take an example of a sentence and we’ll try to change it into passive once I tell you what is active voice.

Person 1: Okay, cool.

Person 2: The sentence is, “James knocked over by the table.” This is an example of active voice. In this sentence, the person “James” is performing the action, and doing something is counted under ‘verb’. In the active voice, in this sentence, the person is first and the action is secondary.

Person 1: Okay, I’m understanding.

Person 2: Let us take the same sentence and change it into passive voice. So, the sentence will be, “The table was knocked over by “James.” In this sentence, the verb is first and the person is secondary. Both the sentences are giving the same message but in the first sentence, “James” is the subject and in the second sentence, “table” is the subject.

Person 1: Ohh, I see! So that’s the difference!

Person 2: Exactly! And the active voices’ sentences have a strong, direct, and clear tone.

Person 1: Now that I’ve understood, it’ll be easier for me to complete the assignment! I’m so happy right now!

Person 2: I’m happy for you!

GLOSSARY

– ‘We’ll’ is a combination of ‘We’ and ‘Will’.

– ‘It’ll’ is a combination of ‘It’ and ‘Will’.

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