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Meaning of "the passive" in Essential American English Dictionary

the passive

noun [no plural]   /ˈpæs·ɪv/
B1 in grammar, the passive form of a verb
Translations of “the passive”
in Korean 수동태…
in Arabic الفِعل المَبْني للمَجْهول…
in Portuguese a forma passiva…
in Catalan la veu passiva…
in Japanese (文法)受動態…
in Italian il passivo…
(Definition of the passive from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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