Speech and Voices Questions and Answers
Speech and Voices Questions
Definition of Speech and Voices
The functions of speech, voice and language are interrelated on the grounds of English communication.
In English grammar, voice of words or verbs tells the state of action or the exaggeration and emphasis laid on the same. Voice expresses arguments between subject and object. The sentence is in active voice when the subject is taken as the doer of the action. Whereas, the sentence is in passive voice when the subject is the aim or the undergoer of the action.
On the other hand, speech is for expressing thoughts and ideas orally or in a communicative manner. There are two types of speech in English language, direct and indirect speech. Direct speech takes the exact words or phrase spoken. Indirect speech is often used to describe past experiences or actions. So, usually the tense in the sentence is changed here and reporting verbs such as ask, tell, say, etc. are used to report the action.
- Inverted commas are never used when using indirect speech.
- Words like ‘that’ can be used in occasional circumstances
- We always place the sentences in direct speech under quotation marks and there cannot be any changes made while writing these sentences.
- The order of subject and object in the sentence can be changed when converting into active and passive voice.
- Third form of verb (V3) or past participle will only be used as main verb in the passive voice.