3 January 2013

**ACTIVE & PASSIVE, Jan. 3rd, 2013**



Use the verb with the base form of talk in two different sentences. Sentence 1 should be in the active voice; sentence 2 should reword the sentence to the passive voice.

16 comments:

Eduardo Moreno. said...

Active voice: The president talks about the new laws.

Passive voice: The new laws are being talked by the president.

Sara said...

Active: Last week the children only talked about the Christmas concert.
Passive: Last week the Christmas concert was only talked about by the children.

Veronica Baig said...

EDUARDO:Almost--there's a word missing from the passive sentence;-)
SARA: Good, but I want you to notice the difference in meaning because of your placement of the word "only."

YOSUA said...

Yosua Engl140.

I was talked about AIDS.
They talked to me about AIDS.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA: The active sentence is good, but there is a word missing from the passive sentence;-)

YOSUA said...

I was talked about AIDS by the doctors.
They talked to me about AIDS.

Sara said...

Active: Last week the children only talked about the Christmas concert.
Passive: Last week only the Christmas concert was talked about by the children.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA:There's still a word missing:-(
SARA:You didn't need to submit it again--the sentences were correct; I just wanted to point out the difference in meaning;-)

Yosua ENGL140 said...

I was talked to about AIDS by the doctors.
They talked to me about AIDS.

Veronica Baig said...

YOSUA: Thank you!

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

They were talking about the elections.
They were talked about the elections.

Veronica Baig said...

ALEXEY:The active voice is good, but the passive voice sentence doesn't work because you have 'they' int he subject position;-)

Alexey said...

Alexey ENGL140

Yesterday they were talking about the elections during the meeting.

Two days ago they were talked to about the elections by a weird-looking stranger.

Veronica Baig said...

ALEXEY: Thank you:-)

Kenneth said...

ACTIVE: The professor has been talking all day.

PASSIVE: The students were talked to by the faculty.

Veronica Baig said...

KENNETH: Well done:-)