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A Passive Voice Lesson with Zombies

Posted by Emma, who’s fooling around with things.

A friend posted this image, and I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect example of how to avoid passive voice, which is something I struggle with when writing.

“She was killed [by zombies.]” (Passive voice.)

“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” (Active voice.)

“It was determined by the committee that the report was inconclusive [by zombies].”  (Passive voice.)

“We were invited [by our neighbours zombies] to attend their party.”  (Passive voice.)

“I felt like I was dying [by zombies], and that was a hell of a lot more painful than flat-out being dead [by zombies].” (Taken from my book REBEL. I’m just having fun here. 😀 )

One comment on “A Passive Voice Lesson with Zombies

  1. Nathanael Green
    December 18, 2012

    Love this! Can’t wait for next semester to start to share with my students!

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