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Understand the Impersonal Voice

In this worksheet, students will practise identifying sentences written in the impersonal voice.

'Understand the Impersonal Voice' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Passive Verb Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

The impersonal voice is a style of English used in formal situations such as official letters and notices. It is used for passive sentences where there is no subject.


broken window


The window was broken. (personal - the window is the subject)

It is said that ghosts don't exist. (impersonal - there is no subject)




Sentences using the impersonal voice often begin with the phrases below.

It is said that...

It is thought that...

It is believed that...


In this activity, you will look at the personal and impersonal voice and hopefully become more confident in identifying them!

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