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
- One aspect of language
- One method of writing
We will also look at ‘wide reading’, and be encouraging you to read books.
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
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?
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’.