2. Active and passive voice.
2.2. Active and passive voice forms.
- In passive sentences, the thing receiving the action is the subject of the sentence and the thing doing the action is optionally included near the end of the sentence.
- You can use the passive form if you think that the thing receiving the action is more important or should be emphasized.
- You can also use the passive form if you do not know who is doing the action or if you do not want to mention who is doing the action.
- [Thing receiving action] + [be] + [past participle of verb] + [by] + [thing doing action].