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Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Active & Passive Voice

Flashcards - NES Essential Academic Skills Writing: Active & Passive Voice
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verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
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subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
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object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
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object
Traditional grammar defines the object in a sentence as the entity that is acted upon by the subject
subject
The subject in a simple English sentence such as John runs, John is a teacher, or John was hit by a car is the person or thing about whom the statement is made, in this case 'John'
verb
A verb, from the Latin verbum meaning word, is a word that in syntax conveys an action , an occurrence , or a state of being
future tense
In grammar, a future tense is a verb form that generally marks the event described by the verb as not having happened yet, but expected to happen in the future
active voice
Active voice is a grammatical voice common in many of the world's languages
past tense
The past tense is a grammatical tense whose principal function is to place an action or situation in past time

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