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Discuss the difference between active voice and passive voice.

Which of these is the preferred style by business communication resources?

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    by Hector Corona
    Hector Corona's answers

    Passive voice is a sentence structure in which the subject receives the action Active sentences tend to be shorter, more precise, and easier to understand. This is specially true because passive sentences can be written in ways that do not tell the reader who the doer of the action is, also passive voice allows the writer to avoid personal references or personal pronouns (he, she, they) to create a more objective tone and Active voice is the clear choice for a variety of contexts, but not at all. when you want to deemphasize the doer of the action you may write "Ten late arrivals were recorded this month" and not even mention who was late.

    Overall, business communication resources tend to recommend Active voice as the preferred style.

    Word count: 127 words
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    by Cheryl Kennedy
    Cheryl Kennedy's answers

    The active voice displays action in the sentence.

    Subject+verb+object. Doesn't always have to have an object in the sentence.

    The passive voice doesn't have to have a subject just an object and verb.

    The active voice has less words and is a preferred style by business communication resources.

    Word count: 45 words
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    by JoAnna Ross
    JoAnna Ross's answers

    Active voice describes a sentence where subject performs the action stated by the verb.

    Passive voice is when the subject is acted upon by the verb.

    Business communication resource prefer active voice to passive voice.

    Word count: 33 words
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    by Jarrick Rudolph
    Jarrick Rudolph's answers

    Active voice—a sentence structure in which the subject carries out the action.

    Passive voice—a sentence structure in which the subject receives the action.

    Active sentences tend to be shorter, more precise, and easier to understand. This is especially true because passive sentences can be written in ways that do not tell the reader who the doer of the action is.

    Overall, business communication resources tend to recommend active voice as the preferred style.

    Active voice is the clear choice for a variety of contexts, but not all. When you want to deemphasize the doer of the action, you may write, “Ten late arrivals were recorded this month” and not even mention who was late. The passive form doesn’t place blame or credit, so it can be more diplomatic in some contexts. Passive voice allows the writer to avoid personal references or personal pronouns (he, she, they) to create a more objective tone. There are also situations where the doer of the action is unknown, as in “graffiti was painted on the side of our building last night.”

    Word count: 176 words
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    by Debra Simmons
    Debra Simmons's answers

    Active voice is the sentence structure in which the subject carries out the action.  Active sentences tend to be shorter, more precise, and easier to understand.  Example:  All sales orders are processed daily by Mackenzie.  Active voice is the clear choice for a variety of contexts, but not all.  Overall, business communication resources tend to recommend active voice as the preferred style.

    Passive voice is a sentence structure in which the subject receives the action.  Passive sentences can be written in ways that do not tell the reader who the doer of the action is. Example:  All sales orders was processed daily. This is a complete and correct sentence in passive voice.

     

    Word count: 111 words
    Personalized Feedback:

    The example you gave for passive voice has an incorrect verb. You should use "were" instead of "was"

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    by Ammorette Winborne
    Ammorette Winborne's answers

    Active voice is action. It's more expressive. Words like "I am" are used. In active voice the speaker performs the action.

    In passive voice, broad general statements are used. The speaker is perceived to be speaking at the group. They are not performing the action.

    Active- "Kevin hit the ball"

    Passive "The ball was thrown by a boy"

     

    In business, active voice is preferred. It is a more direct and engaging way of speaking.

    Word count: 71 words