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# Passive voice

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04 May 2006, 04:51
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, 08:15
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, 08:34
Just one minor correction that would cost you a point on GMAT.

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04 May 2006, 09:27
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, 22:08
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.

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