Voice - The form a verb takes to indicate whether the subject of the verb performs or receives the action.
- There is two types of voice : Active Voice and Passive Voice
> Indicates that the subject of the verb is acting because the subject does or "acts upon" the verb in such
sentences, the sentences are said to be the active voice.
> Example : i) The computer printed my paper.
Explanation : The computer (subject) is doing the printing (verb)
> Most writer prefers to use active voice because it is more direct.
> The subject is being "acted upon" or is passive
> In a passive voice sentence, the subject and object flip-flop. The subject becomes the passive recipient
of the action.
> Example : i) The boy was jumped on by the dog.
Boy (subject) was being jumped on (verb)
> In general, the passive voice is less direct, less forceful and less concise