Voice – voix


Let's Define It!

What's the *passive voice*?

Voice in grammar relates to the active and passive forms.

When a sentence is in la voix passive (passive voice), it indicates that the subject undergoes/experiences the action expressed by the verb rather than performs it.  For example:

Le criminel est poursuivi par le policier [the criminal is chased by the police officer.]

Conversely, the voix active (active voice) indicates that the subject performs the actions expressed by the verb. For example:

Le policier poursuit le criminel [the police officer is chasing the criminal]


Let's Pronounce It!

What does it sound like in French?


Let's Have an Example or Two!

Can a little reinforcement do the trick?

J'écris cette phrase à la voix active.

Cette phrase est écrite par moi à la voix passive.


Let's Take a Quiz!

What did you learn?