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.

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.