Direct or indirect route?

The voice you use in your writing can determine how the reader perceives you and can have an impact on the point(s) you’re trying to get across. Most people prefer reading a text using an active voice because it conveys a sense a purpose and clarity. In comparison, the passive voice is often more convoluted and can confuse the reader. Now it’s time to look more closely at the differences between the active and passive voice.



The overall purpose of this learning pathway is to learn how to build sentences using active and passive voice. Your goal is to:

  • Learn how a sentence is constructed when using an active versus a passive voice.
  • Learn what makes passive sentences less effective.
  • Learn how to turn passive sentences into active ones.