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Someone wrote this sentence and asked for it to be changed to the passive voice:

Active: "The majority would identify a woman’s main responsibility as being associated with family or housework."

To,

Passive: "A woman's responsibilty as being associated with family or housework would be identified by the majority."

I realise the active voice would be prefered, but have I changed the voice to passive correctly?

Cheers.
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Well, you left out the word "main" which is pretty key the sentence, but that transformation is not great.

A woman's main responsibilty would be identified by the majority as being... makes more sense to me than tacking on the passive bit at the end.
Oh woops. I didn't mean to omit that word.

Yeah, the passive voice is ugly here. I don't know why he/she wanted it to be changed...
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I do wonder why people like the passive so much. Do they think it sounds more official somehow?
Eddie88Someone wrote this sentence and asked for it to be changed to the passive voice:
Eddie88I realise the active voice would be prefered, but have I changed the voice to passive correctly?
No, that's completely unnatural. I agree with GG that the "as being associated with family or housework" part would still have to come at the end -- and that part was already a passive structure anyway.
Hi, Yankee.

Could you explain further what you mean please?

All I know about passive/active voice is that passive is when the subject is either placed later in the sentence as a prepositional phrase 'by...' or is omitted all together.

What do you mean 'that part was alread passive?

Cheers.
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"Being associated" is a passive formation. It consists of a form of the verb "be" and the past participle of the verb "associate".

Look at a simpler form:

People associate women with housework. (active use of the verb "associate")

Women are associated with housework. (passive = a form of "be" and the past participle)
"The majority would identify a woman’s main responsibility as being associated with family or housework."

I just assumed it was all in active voice because the subject is performing the action denoted by the verb 'would identify.'

Since the subject (the majority) of the verb 'as being associated' is already indicated I thought it was in the active voice...So this is it then: The majority associate a woman's main responsibility with family or housework.

How would the whole thing be written to be in active voice then?
That's harder. We don't have an agent to do the "associating."

The majority identify a woman's main responsibility as one they associate with family or housework. Maybe.

The majority identify family- or housework-related responsibilities as a woman's main responsibility.
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