No one likes a Passive Hero, fixed

No one likes a Passive Hero, fixed

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Alex McGilvery By AlexMcGilvery Completed

This article represented a colossal mistake on my part, and now I am fixing the mistake. Gooshy tomatoes are available at the end of the article for tossing at me for my failure.

Was + verb does not automatically count as a passive voice sentence. Dive in and let me explain what passive voice really is. Why you still should avoid 'was'.  And when you want to use the dreaded passive voice.

  • active
  • gerunds
  • passive
  • voice
dkjanotta dkjanotta Sep 19, 2013
This is good but technically 'passive voice' is part of the verb 'to be' with the past participle, for example 'the army *was* attack*ed*' or 'the army *was being* attack*ed*'. Active voice is 'the enemy attacked the army'.
tiger_acid08 tiger_acid08 Jun 14, 2013
Thank you for writing these. The online editor that I was using kept pointing these things out to me but it never fully explained what a 'Passive Voice' Was.  Now I get it.
AngelaStevens562 AngelaStevens562 May 31, 2013
Really helpful as always this is a really hard subject to grasp. Can you define gerund for me.