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voice which is not active in grammar, passive form of a transitive verb (Grammar)


passive voice
n : the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`the ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`the ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive" [syn: passive]
[ant: active voice]



Indicates that the subject of the verb receives the action of the verb. For example, in the sentence "The customers are sold products", the subject customers receives the action of the verb are sold .

Passive voice is a grammatical voice common in many of the world's languages. In a clause with passive voice, the grammatical subject expresses the theme or patient of the main verb – that is, the person or thing that undergoes the action or has its state changed.

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Noun
1. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
(synonym) passive
(antonym) active voice, active
(hypernym) voice



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