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What are the rules of passive writing? examples?

Its a homework assignment I have for creative writing but I havent gotten financial aid yet to get my books, When I arrived at the ski lift, my stomach was starting to tremble. As the chair was coming closer, my legs were growing numb, and I was beginning to lose my balance. Just as I was falling, I was scooped up by the chair, and I felt like I was taking off on a 727 airliner. My heart was beating a hundred miles a minute. The top of the mountain was reaching into the sky. The colors of the mountain were a dull gray and white, and the slopes were dotted by patches of green. My feet were dangling over the passing skiers. My ears were popping from the change in altitude. I was told by my sister to stay calm and take my time going down the mountain. As the top was nearing, I saw the sun peek over the jagged ridge. The sun was a brilliant light as it hit the snow-capped peak. The chair ride seemed to go on forever, but it took only a few minutes. The sound of the chair sliding along the cable and hitting the rollers at the top of the lift took my mind off the thought of going down the mountain. My thoughts were different as I actually started skiing, though. As I went down the rugged, icy, steep hill, I felt like I was flying down the slope. After the run was over, I couldn't wait to do it again. This is what I have to work with and I really want to do a good job since it is a quiz. So what are the rules of passive voice?

Asked By: Brookiee - 10/5/2011
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To create the passive voice, you have to make things happen to the subject. Thus, (although this is a silly example): I ran to the store (active voice) The store was run to by me (passive voice) Note that not every use of was and were is passive voice. Frequently, they simply are past tense.
Answered By: Mamie - 10/5/2011
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