Why do you think the passive is "better" than an active form? I generally train my students to avoid using the passive unless they are describing a situation where the agent is actually unknown.soupdragon78 said:I agree. The only difference is that the first sentence is passive and is better suited to writing. The second one is an active sentence and is slightly more informal for writing and better if spoken. Both sentences are very well written.
Oros said:I thank both of you for the replies.
After the match, I would write the following:
3.The match was played by Sweden and England.
Is the third sentence correct?
LOLsoupdragon78 said:You want to take this one Suzy?
This construction is fine; passive in structure.The match was played by ........
Oros said:1. The match will be played between Sweden and England on Saturday.
2. Sweden and England will play the match on Saturday.
Are both sentences correct?