Active and Passive Voice


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Consider the following sentence: I was jolted back to life by electrocuting myself with a car battery. Other than the fact you would not want to try it, how is this thought best expressed using an active voice?

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1. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.

2. What changes, if any, should be made to the following sentence to make it active voice? The winning home run was hit by the worst player on the team.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When something is written in the passive voice, the agent in the sentence has an action happen to it. On the other hand, when something is written in the active voice, the agent is performing the action. The worksheet/quiz combo will teach you more about these writing styles and test you by having you change sentence structures to agree with the active or passive styles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • How to write in the active and passive voice
  • How to identify active/passive voice sentences
  • How to change sentences from active to passive voice
  • How to change sentences from passive to 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 and passive voices
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as agent and action
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as how to identify a sentence with an active voice and how to identify a sentence with a passive voice

Additional Learning

To learn more about the active and passive voices, review the corresponding lesson on writing in active and passive voice. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the active voice
  • Identify the passive voice
  • Define actions and agents
  • Examine first-person sentences