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  • Did you know that writing in journalism is different than writing in your other courses?
  • How? Well, in Journalism we use active verbs rather than passive. When a verb is passive the subject of the sentence receives the action.
  • For example: The pasta sauce was ruined by Joe. In this example "was ruined" is passive because the sauce is receiving the action.
  • Now let's make the sentence active. A verb is active with the subject performs the action.
  • For example, Joe ruined the pasta sauce. In this sentence "Joe" is the subject performing the action, which is ruining the sauce.
  • Remember Active Voice is when the subject performs the action. Try to use this when writing your articles.
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