Free Passive to Active Voice Converter

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ProWritingAid's passive voice checker pinpoints passive constructions and offers active voice alternatives so your sentences are clear and compelling.

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Passive to active voice converter FAQs

1. What is passive voice?

Active voice and passive voice are two different grammatical voices in the English language. When a sentence is written in active voice, the subject performs the verb. When a sentence is written in passive voice, the subject gets acted upon by the verb. For example, “I’m writing a novel” is in active voice, whereas “A novel is being written by me” is in passive voice.

2. Why should I avoid passive voice?

Passive voice isn’t a grammatical error, but it’s typically weaker than active voice. Sentences written in passive voice tend to feel unnecessarily convoluted or indirect. Unless you have a strong stylistic reason for using the passive voice, it’s better to write your sentences using the active voice.

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4. Can I detect passive voice in email? And on social media?

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