Active & Passive Voice – General English Study Material
Active & Passive Voice
- The fisherman caught a strange fish. (Active Voice)
- A strange fish was caught by the fisherman. (Passive Voice)
Both the sentences convey the same information. In the first sentence, the agent or the doer of the action (the fisherman) is the subject, while the receiver of the action (fish) is the object of the verb (caught). Here the subject (fisherman) is the doer of the action.
So this sentence is said to be in the Active Voice.
In the second sentence, the object (a strange fish) of the first sentence becomes the subject and passively allows something to be done to it. The agent or the doer of the action (the fisherman ) functions as the object of the preposition ‘by’.
This sentence is in the Passive Voice. For more Details click the PDF Link given below.