Structure: Passive Voice Conversation

You are welcome to today’s class!!

We are thrilled to have you join our class!!

In today’s English class, we will be learning about Passive Voice Conversation

Today’s class is one you need to lend your ears to. As you have come to learn in the English language, there are functions in which each part of speech play, which may or may not be similar. 

Since our topic is passive voice conversation, get a seat partner who you will practice this lesson with.  

Generally, in our conversations, we usually use the active voice. That is when a subject does an action to an object.

Let’s look at some examples of passive voice conversations

  • Somebody stole my pen. (subject = Somebody / action(verb) = stole / object = my pen

passive voice conversation

  • Passive: Chicken Republic is known for its yummy chicken.

passive voice conversation

  • Active: [Many people] know Chicken Republic for its yummy chicken.
  • Passive: Ten Students were recognised for their academic excellence. 
  • Active: Someone threw twenty thousand naira into the well 

passive voice

Passive voice is used when we want to emphasize the action (the verb) and the object of a sentence rather than the subject. 

This means that the subject is either less important than the action itself or that we don’t know who or what the subject is.

All of the rules for passive negatives and questions are the same as for the active voice.

Evaluation

To make a sentence represent an emphasis, which of the parts of speech are you most likely to use?

Reading Assignment

English Grammar, Book 6: Mastering of passive voice conversation. 

Weekend Assignment

Give (6) sentences each in passive and active voices. 

We hope today’s class met your expectations. Should you have any questions, kindly drop them in the comment box. 

See you in the next class! 

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