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 Grammatical Voice Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The subject of the active voice version, "the cat", becomes part of a prepositional phrase in the passive version of the sentence, and could be left out entirely.
In other languages, such as the Latin language, the passive voice is simply marked on the verb by inflection: the passive voice uses different verb endings than the active voice.
In Classical Greek, the middle voice is often reflexive, denoting that the subject acts on or for itself, such as "The boy washes himself." or "The boy washes." It can be transitive or intransitive.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Grammatical_voice   (649 words)

 Grammatical voice Article, Grammaticalvoice Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Voice, in grammar, is the relationship between the action orstate expressed by a verb, and its arguments (subject, object, etc.).
In English, the passive voice is formed by combining the past participle ofa verb together with one of the auxiliary verbs is or has.
The passive voice is also used to avoid "blame".For example, "The bombing was attributed to unknown freedom fighters." In law as well as subjects such as chemistry, passivevoice is the norm rather than a sign of deception.
www.anoca.org /passive/subject/grammatical_voice.html   (695 words)

 Grammatical voice - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In other languages the passive voice is simply marked on the verb as an inflection.
In some languages there is a distinction between static passive voice and dynamic passive voice, for exampe German.
The passive voice is very often found in academic and journalistic writings.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /g/gr/grammatical_voice_1.html   (575 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Grammatical voice
Ergative languages usually do not have a passive voice, since their syntactic structure does not agree with it; instead some have an antipassive voice that deletes the object of transitive verbs.
In addition, through the addition of the auxiliary verb "to be" (shi) the passive voice is frequently used to emphasise the identity of the actor:
Despite being a topic-prominent language, Japanese employs the passive voice quite frequently, and has two types of passive voice, one that corresponds to that in English and an indirect passive not found in English.
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