26 December 2013

Active and Passive Voice

Compare the sentences.

(1) Salma helps Sara (2) Sara is helped by Salma

Both the sentences have the same meaning. In first sentence, Salma (Subject) does the work on Sara (Object) it is called Active Voice.

In second sentence, something (help) is done to Sara (denoted by the subject). In short, in Active Voice person denoted by the subject does something and is the
doer of action.

i.e.: Salma in sentence (1) above

In Passive Voice something is done to the person or thing denoted by the subject.

i.e.: Sara in sentence (2) above.

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