Uses

We use the passive voice:

  • when we are more interested in the event than the person who did the action, e.g.: Sea turtles are found in many parts of the world.
  • to talk about events in history, e.g.: President Kennedy was shot in 1963.
  • to describe technical or scientific processes, e.g.: The gases are released into the atmosphere.
  • to be objective, especially in news reports or scientific experiments, e.g.: Their survival is now being threatened.
  • with certain verbs like believe, feel, consider, say, think and understand, e.g.: They are thought to be seriously in danger.

 

by DragoČ™-Stelian Olteanu

UPG, EF, ANUL III, GRUPA 4332

8th Grade