Using Active Verbs and Active Voice in Business Communication


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Using active verbs strengthens the delivery of business writing by _____

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1. Passive verbs are usually recognized by _____

2. Why should an individual try to avoid the use of passive verbs in business writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your comprehension of active verbs and voice in business communication. Practice questions gauge your ability to comprehend the meaning and usage of active verbs and passive verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Reasons to avoid passive tense
  • Examples of active voice and passive voice

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of active voice and passive voice
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define active verb
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to recognize passive verbs

Additional Learning

To learn more about active verbs and voice in business communication, review the accompanying lesson called Using Active Verbs and Active Voice in Business Communication. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand why using active voice is advised in business communication
  • Explore examples of sentences with an active voice and passive voice
  • Identify helping verbs
  • Identify the difference between receiving the action and performing the action