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# Passive voice

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04 May 2006, 03:51
can please somebody explain to me how to figure out that the sentence is in passive voice, active voice, subjunctive mood,etc with examples.
It will help me to get a better grip on SC.
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04 May 2006, 07:15
amansingla4 wrote:
can please somebody explain to me how to figure out that the sentence is in passive voice, active voice, subjunctive mood,etc with examples.
It will help me to get a better grip on SC.

Active voice - the subject gives the action

Passive voice - the subject receives the action

ex. the bread was eaten by me

These two sentences mean the same thing but the 'tone' is different

Subjunctive mood - Most likely, wishful thinking

Ex. If I were rich, I would be happy
Ex. If Sarah weren't late, we would have made to the movie in time.

Notice that the verb is always "plural verb"

Also, I suggest you get the Manhattan GMAT SC book, its a must!
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04 May 2006, 07:34
Just one minor correction that would cost you a point on GMAT.

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04 May 2006, 08:27
deowl wrote:
Just one minor correction that would cost you a point on GMAT.

Thanks...Its early and I haven't had my coffee yet
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04 May 2006, 21:08
Thanks for the explaination in simple terms.
Does somebody have Manhattan GMAT SC book. will be grateful if somebody can len it to me for few weeks.
04 May 2006, 21:08
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