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English Grammar

The Active Voice

Overview | Active Voice | Passive Voice

We say things in the active voice when we want to show who or what has done something.

In the active voice the agent (the person or thing that does something) is the subject of the sentence.

For example:

"She cleaned the office." (Who cleaned the office? She did=the subject)

"He crashed into my car." (Who crashed into my car? He did=the subject)

"Hubby helped me to fix the website." (Who helped me? Hubby did.)

The active voice uses fewer words than the passive voice.