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passive verbs & a quiz
April 25, 2017

April 25, 2017

Our family visited the Easter bunny recently, and this is the best photo of the bunch. :)

English Grammar Revolution

In the Grammar Time section, you'll learn the difference between a sentence written in the active voice and a sentence written in the passive voice.

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth O'Brien

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Passive Verbs

Today, I'm answering an email from a reader.

Dear Elizabeth,

My daughter had a homework assignment where she had to identify whether certain sentences were active or passive. We struggled with it.

Could you give us a lesson on passive verbs and include example sentences?

Please put me out of my misery.

- Claire

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Have a great week!

Are you a teacher? Feel free to use this as a lesson plan in your classroom!

About Elizabeth

English Grammar Revolution

Elizabeth O'Brien is founder of, a company devoted to helping people learn and love grammar.

Through her website, books, and programs, Elizabeth shows people how to teach and learn grammar the easy way. She's on a mission to inspire and motivate people by making grammar fun and friendly.

If you liked today's issue, you'll love Elizabeth's grammar and sentence diagramming programs, which will help you learn or teach grammar through simple, step-by-step instructions and sentence diagrams.

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