Learn English – “Passive voice” versus “passive construction” versus “passive sentence” versus “passive form”


I've been living in japan so long I don't remember how to speak English.
On some websites the authors uses the phrase "passive form"
While here I often read passive construction or passive voice but in highschool I never heard the phrase passive voice. The teacher only ever described a sentence as passive or active. I didn't hear that there was such a thing as passive voice until I began studying ancient Greek and had no idea that English verbs in the passive __ could be referee to as being in the passive voice but. Can I also use the word passive as a noun?

Ie. This verb is written in the passive.

Best Answer

In most cases, it doesn't matter terribly much whether you say "a passive verb" or "a verb in the passive" or "a verb in the passive voice" or "a verb with a passive construction". (Strictly, there isn't necessarily just one passive construction, e.g. you might say that "They were hurt" and "They got hurt" are two different passive constructions.)