Today we continued in the lab. I gave a brief mini-lesson on passive voice and we got to work
Passive sentences usually rely on a TO BE verb (am, are, is, was, were, be, being, been) and move the SUBJECT of the sentence to the end. They don’t read as well as active sentences. Most writing instructors advise avoiding passive voice.
😦 Passive: I was dropped off by my mom at the front gate of the camp.
See how “mom” is doing the dropping? Why not say that? It would put the subject up front and get rid of the “was.”
🙂 Active: My mom dropped me off at the front gate of the camp.
There. That’s better!