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Monday 9th November 2020

L.C. To understand the terms 'active' and 'passive'.

 

On your whiteboards write the subject and object of this sentence. If blended learning write down and label the subject and object.

 

Freya spilt on her dress.

 

Read the following to remind yourselves of subjects and objects within a sentence.

 

The subject of a verb is normally the noun, noun phrases or pronouns (the do-er or the be-er in the sentence)

 

The object is normally a noun, noun phrase or pronoun that comes straight after the verb (and shows what the verb is acting upon).

 

The mouse frightened the teacher.

This is written in the active voice.

 

An active sentence:

The subject is doing something to the object.

 

If we use the same sentence but change it into the passive voice we would get this:

 

The teacher was frightened by the mouse.

 

This is written in the passive voice because: the subject is having something done to them.

 

Using the example above see if you can work out which of the following sentences is written in the active voice and which one is written in the passive voice.

 

John is pointing at David.

 

David was pointed at by John.

 

 

 

John is pointing at David. (Active)

 

David was pointed at by John. (Passive)

 

 

Copy the following table into your books and in the second column write whether the sentences is active or passive.

Finally, have a go at changing the following sentences from active into passive.

 

The wolf ate Grandma.

 

Little Red Riding Hood wore a red cloak.

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