Active voice vs passive voice (and other kinds of voice) Home › Forums › Writer Help – a QnA for aspiring authors › Active voice vs passive voice (and other kinds of voice) This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Matthew Brown 8 hours, 7 minutes ago. Author Posts 25th May 2018 at 9:43 pm #1198 jeffjohnsParticipant Can someone please explain what voice is? My SEO thing keeps telling me I use too much passive voice when I write. How does passive voice differ from active? 17th July 2018 at 10:34 am #1296 Matthew BrownKeymaster In a nutshell: Active: the thing does the stuff Passive: the stuff is done by the thing Basically, if yoast is whinging, ask it to highlight the sentences and then think about other more lively ways to say things. This reply was modified 8 hours, 6 minutes ago by Matthew Brown. Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.