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Exercises

1: Do the following sentences contain active or passive voice?

The telephone lines were all tied up by the company’s sales force.

Roger will be out of the office until Monday afternoon.

The annual report was compiled by the committee members.

The parking garage will be closed during the weekend for cleaning.

2: When is it beneficial to use passive voice?
  1. Passive voice can be beneficial because it adds information to complete sentences.

  2. Passive voice can be beneficial if the recipient of the action is an important part of the sentence.

  3. Passive voice can be beneficial if the recipient of the action is an unimportant part of the sentence.

  4. Passive voice can be beneficial because it makes your writing sound more academic.




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