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Active / Passive Verb Forms

Active / Passive Verb Forms

Sentences can be active or passive. Therefore, tenses also have "active forms" and "passive forms." You must learn to recognize the difference to successfully speak English.

Active Form
In active sentences, the thing doing the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing receiving the action is the object. Most sentences are active.

[Thing doing action] + [verb] + [thing receiving action]

Examples:




Passive Form
In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence. You can use the passive form if you think that the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized. You can also use the passive form if you do not know who is doing the action or if you do not want to mention who is doing the action.

[Thing receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing doing action]

Examples:



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Irfan Irawan
Irfan Irawan

I have graduated from NIIT-Telkom Center then continuing with Degree of Telkom Polytechnic Bandung, while working i've graduated from ISTN Jakarta. I Like of writing, researching something new and also documenting knowledge i've learned during work on multinational company. Absolutely, all of this must be shared to another ~the life means to reach the high end~ This is the meaning of my Moslem name "Irfan"

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