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Grammar Term
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Passive Voice

Passiv

Passive is a phrasing that looks at an action from the perspective of the object, not the subject. Many languages have it and while it can be a bit stiff at times, it’s handy if you can’t or don’t want to specify who does something. German has two types of Passive – the Zustandspassiv and the Vorgangspassiv.

The latter is what we need “werden” for.

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Word of the Day - "werden - Future and Passive"

We'll explore why the verb "werden" is used for future AND passive voice and how to do it. Also: a really peculiar feature of German passive voice.


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