The Active Voice

I guarantee you that writing in the active voice, rather than the passive voice, is the most important thing you can do to make your work clear, direct and concise.

Remember the three step rule:
1. Find the subject
2. Find the verb.
3. See if the subject can do the action of the verb.

For practice in applying this three-step process, here are some sentences and rewrites.





Journalism and English Professor
Onondaga Community College

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