Guide to Active vs. Passive Voice With Examples
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Sep 28, 2021 • 3 min read
It’s an admonition that’s been uttered by everyone from high school English teachers to newspaper editors to renowned writing instructors: use the active voice over the passive voice. Another way of saying this is “make sure your subjects are performing an action rather than having an action performed on them.” But is active voice always superior to the passive voice? It isn’t quite so simple.