Introduction and Passive Voice

Introduction to Year 11 English of Introduction and Passive Voice

You’re nearly done!
However, this is when your English studies become harder.
You should try to get in the habit of doing independent research.
You should also be perfecting strategies for writing and analysis.

Layout of this Unit

Layout of this Unit
Each week we will focus on at least:

  • One aspect of language
  • One method of writing

We will also look at ‘wide reading’, and be encouraging you to read books.

Passive Voice

Passive Voice
A passive voice is where a voice, instead of being active, is acted upon.
Think of it being like when something happens and you aren’t involved.
Or it is used to show distance between a person and what is happening.
Like you are a witness.

Examples of Passive Voice

Examples of Passive Voice
Passive Voice is used when:

Someone is unknown

Example: A letter was written to Gerome, explaining the problem.

It may be an abstract idea or action.

Example: Jessica was loved by her mother.

To avoid bias and making accusations

Example: In the course of the investigation, mistakes were made.

To distance oneself from an event or findings

Example: It is said that women live longer than men. Example: On the June Third a window was broken.

So how is passive voice different from active voice?

So how is passive voice different from active voice
The two are opposites.
Active voice is used when someone is involved, and they are performing an action.
It used when they are making a statement or a finding.
It is often used to make something seem more ‘immediate’.

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