English version

passive voice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpassive voiceˈpassive ˌvoice noun [singular]  x-refthe passive2
Examples from the Corpus
passive voiceLike most great rules, the rule against the passive voice has exceptions.In the passive voice the subject does not do the action: it suffers the action.This hypothesis requires further analysis of the passive voice before it can be considered confirmed however.His prose is filled with active verbs and metaphors, instead of the passive voice and jargon frequently churned out by academics.But, serious accidents can happen along the way when you use the passive voice.
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