active voice

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active voice (usually uncountable, plural active voices)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) the form in which the subject of a verb carries out some action
    "The ball was kicked by Fred." would, in active voice, be "Fred kicked the ball."
  2. (grammar, countable) a form in a particular language used to express the active voice


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