One good way to begin thinking about
the passive voice is with this question:
"Where were you born?"
answer: I was born in ___________ (country).
This common question
is in the passive voice.
The verb "bear" means to have or to produce children, but no one says,
for example, "Where did your mother bear you?"
For time and place of birth, the questions are almost always asked like this:
- Where were you born?
- When were you born?
This lesson is focused
only on where and when you were born. These are questions you must know how to ask and answer when you live
in the United States.