Betekenis van:

Bijvoeglijk naamwoord
  • niet handelend
  • expressing that the subject of the sentence is the patient of the action denoted by the verb
"academics seem to favor passive sentences"
Bijvoeglijk naamwoord
    • peacefully resistant in response to injustice
    "passive resistance"


    Bijvoeglijk naamwoord
      • lacking in energy or will
      "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"


      Zelfstandig naamwoord
      • lijdende vorm van het werkwoord
      • 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
      "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"
      "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"




      1. He is passive in everything.
      2. He has a passive character.
      3. He was passive by nature.
      4. Watching TV is a passive activity.
      5. How can you be so passive? Why don't you retaliate?
      6. Observation is a passive science, experimentation an active science.
      7. The Mandarin passive is used under the following circumstances.
      8. The passive man seldom, if ever, expresses himself.
      9. Included for the grammar section it includes the passive voice of the present perfect.
      10. Watching television changes the role of the fans by making their participation more passive and distant.
      11. 67% of those who never smoked said they worried about the health effects of passive smoking.
      12. It is clearly shown in Johnson's investigation that passive smoking is very harmful.
      13. TV is harmful in that it keeps your mind in a passive state.
      14. In the official question collection it is explained as being "passive voice of the present continuous tense".
      15. Condillac, with sensationalism, revolutionised the concept of mind, making language and gesture prior to ideas, shattering Locke's conception of language as a mere passive medium.