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Voice: voice

Values: Act Pass

Voice is a feature of verbs that helps map the traditional syntactic functions, such as subject and object, to semantic roles, such as agent and patient.

Act: active voice

The subject of the verb is the doer of the action (agent), the object is affected by the action (patient).

All finite verb forms and the active/past participles are tagged Voice=Act.

Examples

Pass: passive voice

The subject of the verb is affected by the action (patient). The doer (agent) is either unexpressed or it appears as an object of the verb.

Only the passive participle is tagged Voice=Pass.

Examples


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