One good way to begin thinking about
the passive voice is with this question: "Where were you born?" The
answer: I was born in ___________ (country). This very common question
is asked in the passive voice. In fact, it's the only way to ask it.
The verb "bear" means to have or to produce children. No one says,
for example, "Where did your mother bear you?"
This lesson is focused
only on where and when you were born, which you are frequently asked
in the U.S.