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English definition of “active”


adjective [not gradable] (GRAMMAR)   /ˈæk·tɪv/
grammar describing a verb or sentence in which the subject is the person or thing that does what is stated : In "Alex gave me a gift ," the verb "give" is active, and in "I was given a gift by Alex," "give" is passive .
(Definition of active adjective (GRAMMAR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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