Technical Writing: Active vs. Passive Voice

This blog post explains the difference between Active Voice and Passive Voice. I also cover when to decide which is best to use depending on the situation.

Active Voice

An important aspect in Technical writing is highlighting who or what is performing an action. When Active Voice is used, the subject acts. The verb action of the sentence creates Active Voice.

  • Active example: Daphne wrote the technical blog post.
  • Active example: The web application includes a new programming