Active vs passive: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: active or passive

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activeadjective

engaged in or ready for military or naval operations

activenoun

chemical agent capable of activity

activeadjective

(used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')) expressing action rather than a state of being

activeadjective

taking part in an activity

activeadjective

in operation

activenoun

the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

activenoun

a person who is a participating member of an organization

activeadjective

characterized by energetic activity

activeadjective

disposed to take action or effectuate change

activeadjective

engaged in full-time work

activeadjective

exerting influence or producing a change or effect

activeadjective

expressing that the subject of the sentence has the semantic function of actor:

activeadjective

full of activity or engaged in continuous activity

activeadjective

(of e.g. volcanos) capable of erupting

activeadjective

(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt

activeadjective

(of the sun) characterized by an increased occurrence of sunspots and flares and radio emissions

activeadjective

tending to become more severe or wider in scope

passiveadjective

lacking in energy or will

passiveadjective

peacefully resistant in response to injustice

passivenoun

the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb

passiveadjective

expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb

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