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  • The verb 'to write' is there in the passive voice. The corresponding active voice would be something like: 'The student wrote the papers for class'. See also: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/539/ - http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/passive-voice/ - http://www.englishgrammar.org/active-passive-verb-forms/
  • 1-26-2017 Active: somebody does something * Passive: something is done - (by whom may or may not be emphasized) * "Avoid using the passive voice." - active - subject: you (imperative) - verb: avoid * "Use of the passive voice is to be avoided." - passive - subject: use or using (gerund) - verb: some form of to be * So your example is passive.

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