EXAMPLESThe passive voice is used frequently. (= we are interested in the passive voice, not in who uses it.)The house was built in 1654. (= we are interested in the house, not in who built it.)The road is being repaired. (= we are interested in the road, not in the people who are doing the repairs.)
FUNCTIONS OF THE PASSIVE VOICEThe passive voice is used to show interest in the person or object that experiences an action rather than the person or object that performs the action. In other words, the most important thing or person becomes the subject of the sentence.