Active and Passive
Try writing complete sentences using these verbs in either the active or the passive voice.
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Active and Passive

Q. Try to use each verb below either in the active voice (‘the kitten lapped up milk contentedly’), or in the passive voice (‘the milk was lapped up in no time’). It is possible to use your verb in both forms?

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