Passive Voice Formation
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When constructing sentences, remember that word order is important, and variations on placement of doers and receivers of actions can alter meaning. Using passive versus active voice can significantly change the meaning, intent, and emphasis of your sentence, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Generally, only sentences containing transitive verbs can be made passive, as the passive construction requires the movement of an object. Some other restrictions on passivizing exist (for example, inseparable transitive verbs), and you should consult a more complete reference to see a detailed discussion of these restrictions. For a review on when to use passive vs. active, refer to the chapter Passive vs. Active Voice (Style).