Passive Voice Examples and How and When to Use It

Passive Voice: Was Stolen - Examples and Explanation

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In this lesson, I show an example of how I used the passive voice in one of my videos. I then explain why I used it and give further examples.

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The Passive Voice: Was Stolen

In the example I gave, I said the following:

… and, I need to mow the lawn but, unfortunately, the other day, our lawn mower was stolen.”

This is an example of the passive voice. The passive voice changes the emphasis of a sentence. In the active, I would say, “Someone stole our lawn mower.” However, I want to put the emphasis on lawn mower (especially because I didn’t know who stole it), and that is why I used the passive.

Here are more examples:

  • “This church was built in 1842.”
  • “A new road is being built.”
  • “The contract will be signed next week.”

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