Post one paragraph from your recent writing that contains a sentence in passive voice. Remember that in a passive voice, the subject of the sentence does not do an action; the subject of the sentence is acted upon.
Example: The meeting minutes are written by a different committee member each week.
In this passive sentence, the subject, “minutes,” does not do any writing. The minutes are written by committee members.
Then respond to the following:
- Rewrite your sentence in active voice. Example: A different committee member writes the meeting minutes each week.
- Given the meaning and context of your particular sentence, which version is more effective: the active or the passive? Explain your answer.