Report Writing

The passive voice is more common in formal written English. It is often used in newspapers, academic and scientific writing and reports, which try to be less personal. Most passive sentences do not have an agent, as the focus of the sentence is not on the doer of the action but on its recipient. As a rule, the agent is only mentioned in the passive sentence if it is important new information which cannot be omitted:



 REPORT WRITING(identify the use of passive voice)

                                                     


                                                                 HEALTH CAMP AT SURARAM
                                                                                         (By Manisha)

HYDERABAD:  DECEMBER 23, 850 people were benefited in the one-day medical camp organized jointly by the Lions Club and Apollo Hospitals,  Hyderabad. 50 Doctors with an equal number of Paramedical staff went to  Suraram Village, 15 km from here. The village had recently been affected by Malaria. The state health department had conducted a similar medical camp ten days ago. Speaking to the press persons the head of the medical team Dr. Murthy said the lock of basic amenities could be one possible reason for the outburst. He also said that his medical team would conduct a similar medical camp after a fortnight.Lt. Dr. Padma, Chairman of the Suraram Chapter of the Lions’ Club had made elaborate arrangements for the camp.

Summary

The passive voice is more common in formal written English. It is often used in newspapers, academic and scientific writing and reports, which try to be less personal. Most passive sentences do not have an agent, as the focus of the sentence is not on the doer of the action but on its recipient. As a rule, the agent is only mentioned in the passive sentence if it is important new information which cannot be omitted:



 REPORT WRITING(identify the use of passive voice)

                                                     


                                                                 HEALTH CAMP AT SURARAM
                                                                                         (By Manisha)

HYDERABAD:  DECEMBER 23, 850 people were benefited in the one-day medical camp organized jointly by the Lions Club and Apollo Hospitals,  Hyderabad. 50 Doctors with an equal number of Paramedical staff went to  Suraram Village, 15 km from here. The village had recently been affected by Malaria. The state health department had conducted a similar medical camp ten days ago. Speaking to the press persons the head of the medical team Dr. Murthy said the lock of basic amenities could be one possible reason for the outburst. He also said that his medical team would conduct a similar medical camp after a fortnight.Lt. Dr. Padma, Chairman of the Suraram Chapter of the Lions’ Club had made elaborate arrangements for the camp.

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