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What is the difference between passive and active? Can anyone show me examples of both?

What is the difference between passive and active? Can anyone show me examples of both? Topic: Show me essay writing examples
June 20, 2019 / By Delores
Question: I have to write an English essay which shouldnt have the passive voice at all. Is this an example of passive or active? 1. In Babylon Revisited, Charlie is an example of a good soul in a bad place. 2.In Babylon Revisited, Fitzgerald shows that Charlie is a good soul in a bad place.
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Cady Cady | 3 days ago
Active or passive voice refers to the relationship between the subject and verb of a sentence. In the active voice, the subject of the sentence does the action; in the passive voice, the subject receives the action. Examples: Active- Harry caught the fly ball. Passive- The fly ball was caught by Harry. To the best of my knowledge both of the sentences you have given are in active voice. In number 1 "Charlie is an example" and in number 2 "Fitzgerald shows...Charlie." The subjects, Charlie and Fitzgerald respectively, are "making" the action. A passive version of your sentence would be something like, "In Babylon Revisited, an example of a good soul in a bad place is represented by Charlie." Here the subject "Charlie" is receiving the action "represented." Hope this is helpful.
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Allyson Allyson
Your second example is certainly active. The first example is not as solid for passive. The verb in that sentence is "is" and would probably still be active, but don't quote me on that. Try these examples: 1. Billy threw the ball to Sam. (active) 2. The ball was thrown to Sam by Billy. (Passive) Just remember that in active voice the subject is doing the action and in passive voice the subject is being acted upon. So in example 1 Billy (the subject) act by throwing (verb) the ball. In example two the ball (subject) was thrown (verb) by Billy.
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Allyson Originally Answered: Confused about active and passive transport in the proximal tubule.?
Urea is passively reabsorbed (in small amounts) H+ - active transport (H+ reacts with ammonia and is excreted) I dont think ammonia is reabsorbed. Vitamins - e.g. Vitamin D increases Ca2+ absorption. In general Vitamin A, D, E and K is fat soluble and can freely cross cell membranes (passively). Therefore Vit, C and B would need active transport to be reabsorbed by the kidney.
Allyson Originally Answered: Confused about active and passive transport in the proximal tubule.?
Link has some good slides and lots of info - passive (eg.urea), primary active, secondary active (eg. glucose, amino acids, phosphate, Na+, H+)

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