A hiker is attacked by a bear. What is this an example of?

1 Answer
Jan 11, 2017

Probable expected answer:
#color(white)("XXX")color(green)("the passive voice")#


This could be an example of a "third person, present tense" sentence, but I think it is likely intended to be an example of the "passive voice".

For a sentence in the "passive voice" the subject, in this case "A hiker" is the recipient of the verb action. Contrast this to a sentence in the "active voice": A bear attacked a hiker