I think the article above is incorrect in its examples of passive voice. If I’m correct, I find it a little disturbing because its the featured snippet when you GOOGLE: Passive Voice Screenwriting. (using Safari on iPhone)
I’ve been researching active vs. passive voice and I feel like I have a pretty good grip on it, but when I read this article I was so confused as to why the examples were considered “passive voice”.
Here’s an excerpt from the linked article above
EXAMPLE: PASSIVE VOICE
Mila is kneeling beside a large rooftop air conditioning unit. Shooter #1 is standing nearby, looking out for trouble.
The rooftop A/C unit has been opened. Mila works on the bomb unit.
Near them, a sniper/spotter team is watching the street below.
The above reads very flat by action screenplay standards. The biggest failing is the frequent use of passive voice.
End of excerpt
As far as I know - Passive voice is when the subject is being acted on by the verb. PASSIVE: The burger is being eaten by Bob. ACTIVE: Bob is eating the burger.
If I’m correct, then I feel like this article shouldn’t be THE featured snippet Google offers when Googling Passive Voice Screenwriting.