From Purdue Owl:
"Active voice is used for most non-scientific writing. Using active voice for the majority of your sentences makes your meaning clear for readers, and keeps the sentences from becoming too complicated or wordy. Even in scientific writing, too much use of passive voice can cloud the meaning of your sentences."
To read more about the active voice and so to review some examples of how to use the active voice in your writing, click here.
Another site that explains the difference between these two can be found by clicking here.
To test yourself on how well you are able to identify active and passive sentences click on the following:
The Ultimate Active and Passive Voice Quiz
English Club: Active or Passive Quiz
If you would like practice changing from passive to active....or from active to passive, click these links:
(The quiz is found at the bottom of this web page.)
Click here for a series of exercises to practice using active and passive voice.
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.