What are active voice and passive voice?

ACTIVE voice is when the subject performs the action.

It is direct, more effective, and less wordy than passive voice.

EXAMPLE: Jane wrote her informative essay on her computer.

PASSIVE voice is when the subject is being acted upon.

It is indirect, less effective, and wordy compared to active voice.

EXAMPLE: The informative essay was written by Jane on her computer.

Bonus Questions

1. Which voice is used in the sentence below?

When essays are written by students, some papers tend to be too wordy.

2. Change the voice in the bonus sentence above into the other voice.

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