Revising for Order & Emphasis > Passive Voice
In English, sentences can have one of two kinds of voice, active or passive, depending on how the subject relates to the verb. That is, a subject can do something or have something done to it. If the subject does something, it is the agent of an action, and the sentence is in the active voice. If the subject has something done to it, it is the goal of an action, and the sentence is in the passive voice. The following diagram illustrates the pattern for passive voice.