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This is the sentence given, and I am not sure....


The men often have a speech.


A speech is often given by the men.


One of the most obvious way to spot a passive sentence is when the object of a prep is actually the doer of the action and the subject is what actually received the action.


For example:


The chef baked a cake. vs. A cake was baked by the chef.

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The sentence sounds awkward. I am not sure how to interpret it.


Passive sentence - "A decision was made to cancel the parade."


Active - "The committee made the decision to cancel the parade."


A speech was had (or given) by the men often.

Edited by burleygirl
Correct passive & active
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