Grammar

Passive Voice (Lesson + exercise)

1st year BAC, 2nd year BAC, Grammar
Use of Passive We use passive voice when the focus is on the action, or the doer is not important or not known, or who or what is performing the action. Example: The trees were planted. In the example above, the focus is on the fact that The trees were planted. I do not know, however, who did it. Sometimes a statement in passive is more polite than active voice, as the following example shows: Example: A mistake was made. In this case, the focus is on the fact that a mistake was made, but we do not blame anyone (e.g. You have made a mistake.). We also use passive voice to avoid responsibility. as the example below: Example: The window was broken. Even though I broke the window but I avoid responsibility by using the passive voice. Form of Passive Subject + f...
Twenty-First Century Psycholinguistics

Twenty-First Century Psycholinguistics

Grammar
The chapters that compose this volume arose from a series of four workshops (The Four Corners of Psycholinguistics) held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics during 2003. The purpose of the workshops was to take stock of the state of the discipline of psycholinguistics at a time when the hosting institute (the world's only research institute exclusively devoted to psycholinguistic science) was about to face a challenge in the form of the retirement of its founding director, Pim Levelt. Each of the workshops took place over two days and involved six presentations (some with more than one presenter) with ample time for discussion. Besides the authors appearing in this volume, the programme also included presentations by Elke van de Meer, Shari Speer, Lera Boroditsky, and Ant...

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