Passive is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.
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- If someone is passive, they do not normally respond or take action.
- Watching TV is a much more passive activity than reading.
- After his injury, he was forced to play a more passive role on the team.
- (grammar) A passive clause has the natural object as its subject.
- While "she hit me" is an active clause, "I was hit (by her)" is passive.