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Active voice

This is the easier voice to work with and recognise. The subject does whatever action the verb is:

active voice

In this simple sentence, the subject ‘Jason’ is doing the verb action -the hitting. You can also have a verb in the active voice when the subject is ‘being’ something, like in this sentence:

Active voice

In this sentence, the verb ‘was’ is still active because it is describing what Michael Jordan is or was.