What Is a Passive Sentence? (with Examples)
What Is a Passive Sentence? (with Examples)In a passive sentence, the subject does not perform the action in the sentence. In fact, the action is performed on it. For example:
More Examples of Passive SentencesHere are some more examples of passive sentences:
Anita was driven to the theatre. (In this example, Anita did not perform the action of the verb to drive. The action was done to her. She was the recipient of the action.)
With a Passive Sentence, Use By to Show the ActorIn a passive sentence, the person or thing doing the action (the actor) is usually preceded by the word by. For example:
- Anita was driven to the theatre by Carla.
- Nowadays, black kites are protected by law.
- The olives are stoned and crushed in this room by my son.