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ACET: Grammar Tip

Use Active Voice – S+V+O

Every language starts an active sentence with the subject, or the “doer.” In English, the verb (what’s being done) follows the subject. If there is an object (the receiver of the action), it comes after the verb. The formula looks like this and is the foundation of the English language:

S+V+O

Subject + Verb + Object

Some examples:
• John bought a car.
• Mary wanted the job.
• The children broke the television.

 


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