Active voice



active voice

One of the two “voices” of verbs (see also passive voice). When the verb of a sentence is in the active voice, the subject is doing the acting, as in the sentence “Kevin hit the ball.” Kevin (the subject of the sentence) acts in relation to the ball.
Contemporary Examples

Hawa also supports women to have an active voice by including them in community councils.
Somalia’s Mother Teresa Fights Famine Eliza Griswold June 25, 2011

Historical Examples

The active voice is that form of a transitive verb which makes the subject and the agent the same word.
An English Grammar W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell

See manggi- for illustrations of the tense forms of the active voice.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff

When the subject is acting the verb is said to be in the active voice.
Word Study and English Grammar Frederick W. Hamilton

When the sentence is written in this order, the verb is said to be in the active voice.
Business English Rose Buhlig

We have regular declensions of verbs in both the active voice and the passive voice and their form is accordingly changed.
A Fantasy of Far Japan Baron Kencho Suyematsu

The difference is simply the difference between the passive and the active voice.
Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps

In the active voice the present and past tenses are formed with the particle naca, and the future and imperative with maca.
English-Bisaya Grammar Various

Participial adjectives and adverbs in the active voice govern the accusative.
The International Auxiliary Language Esperanto George Cox

Use each of the verbs in 105 in the active voice of the past tense with both a direct and an indirect object.
An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge

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