This blog is for students taking English 140-189 at Athabasca University.
Active voice: My heart is beating very fast.Passive voice: I was beaten by Mike Tyson.
Active voice: Matthew beats his older brother MichaelPassive voice: Michael was beaten by his younger brother Matthew.
My family beats me at every board game we play. I was beaten for so long, I cannot remember if I ever won one.active and passive
Active voice:If I ran faster, I would beat my rivals.Passive voice:My speed record was beaten at the last race.
Active voice: I could hear the beating of the drums from a mile away. Passive Voice: I was beaten in the 200 m dash by my cousin.
Very well done, everyone! I'm impressed!Bailey, your first sentence is in the active voice, but note that you are using "beat" as a gerund rather than a verb.
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