passive adjective (BEHAVIOUR)
He's very passive in the relationship. 他在这一关系中非常被动。
- the passive voice/mood
- 'Catrin told me' is an active sentence, and 'I was told by Catrin' is passive.
- In a passive sentence, the subject is the person or thing affected by the action of the verb.
- 'Was made' is a passive form of the verb 'make'.
- Some verbs do not have a passive form.
passive adjective (GRAMMAR)
B1 specialized language The passive form of a verb is being used when the grammatical subject is the person or thing that experiences the effect of an action, rather than the person or thing that causes the effect.被动语态的
passivenoun [ S ]uk /ˈpæs.ɪv/ us /ˈpæs.ɪv/ specialized
When changed into the passive, "The dog chased the cat" becomes "The cat was chased by the dog". The dog chased the cat 变成被动句后，为 The cat was chased by the dog.