How to use the passive voice to AVOID BLAMING SOMEONE in English!

Hey, guys!


I have a quick and helpful English speaking tip to share with you. It’s about using the passive voice – does it sound too unnecessary or scary? Well believe it or not; this is actually super practical when we want avoid blaming others in certain situations where blame may be inappropriate (like politics) We also can use this tone of voice if our goal isn’t clear cut enough for us yet so that no one feels like they’re being unfairly targeted as well But most importantly…the passives help make conversations smoother socially AND diplomatically.


Many people don’t know how to use the passive voice. The Passive Voice is often used when we want something that was done but are not sure who did it or what their subject of interest in this sentence would be – “someone” could become an accusative case, so we’ll have a clear indication as well at Who committed this crime?” You can also just say “‘The Crime’ has been comitted”, which makes no assumptions about whether there were actors present and leaves room for others involved too!


Using passives in news reporting allows writers to use them either because they feel like it’s necessary (like journalistic accuracy) or if somebody else fills us in formational gaps without promising absolute truthfulness–you never know 100% whether something reported is true.


As you can see, by using the passive voice we avoid blaming someone when speaking in English. Now it is your turn to create some examples of your own!  If learning English in a fluent, natural and fun way sounds interesting please visit GonaturalEnglish’s Course Pre-Registration Page ( where we offer tips about improving one’s language skills through natural means like watching movies in English without subtitles and reading books written entirely in English!

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