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Active V.S. Passive

  1. The cat scratched the woman.
  2. The woman was scratched by the cat.

The first sentence is written in the active voice. It's clear and direct. The second sentence is passive.

In an active sentence, the subject performs the action of the verb. In a passive sentence, the subject is letting the action happen to them. Here's another simple example:

In the first sentence, the subject (the golfer) performs the action (hit the ball). In the second sentence, the subject (the golfer) comes after the verb; it's receiving the action.

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