previous next

Active Voice

The active voice denotes that the subject is the agent of an action.
  • Transitive: A transitive verb expresses an immediate impact on its object. The object is defined the accusative. Smyth 1705-1706

  • Intransitive: An intransitive verb has an indirect impact on an object. The object can be 1) the subject, 2) defined by an oblique case, or 3) defined by a prepositional phrase. Smyth 1707-1710

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: