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ACTIVE VOICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does active voice mean? 

ACTIVE VOICE (noun)
  The noun ACTIVE VOICE has 1 sense:

1. the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

  Familiarity information: ACTIVE VOICE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ACTIVE VOICE (noun)


Sense 1active voice [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

active voice; active

Context example:

'The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

Hypernyms ("active voice" is a kind of...):

voice ((linguistics) the grammatical relation (active or passive) of the grammatical subject of a verb to the action that the verb denotes)

Antonym:

passive voice (the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb)


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