Active Verbs: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following sentences is written in passive voice:

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1. What is the best way to change the following sentence into active voice: 'The heavy load was pulled by the large truck until the snow storm closed the highway.'

2. Which of the following words is not an indicator of passive voice

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An active verb is when the verb in a sentence is also the main subject of the sentence, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand active verbs better. Some things you may be tested on include how to identify a sentence with passive voice or how to change a sentence to active voice through the use of active verbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Examples of active verbs
  • Indicators of passive voice
  • Sentences with passive voice
  • Sentences with active voice

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on active verbs
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as active verbs and passive verbs
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding active verbs and how they help classify a sentence as being written in active voice

Additional Learning

To learn more about verb types, review the corresponding lesson on active verbs. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify active verbs and active voice
  • Identify passive verbs and passive voice
  • Distinguish active verbs in a sentence
  • Change from passive to active voice