How to use the passive voice to sound more objective

  • Sentences can be described as active or passive.

  • Using the passive voice is a way of writing sentences so that the subject has the action 'done' to it.

  • The passive voice can be useful for making writing sound more formal and objective.

Find out the difference between the active and passive voice by looking at how these two different examples are written.

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