What is Active Voice, and why is it a good thing?
Active voice refers to a style of writing that when read, makes it easier for readers to feel as if they are there with characters in the moment.
Richie gave the panting dog a bowl of ice cold water (active)
The panting dog was given ice cold water. (passive)
Always strive to reduce passive voice in your story.
Study active vs passive voice. Passive voice must be between 5% and 8%. https://blog.shaxpir.com/thoughts-on-passive-voice-705fa4dbd291
These are all examples of auxiliary verbs, which create a passive voice. These describe state of being instead of the act of doing
The ball is hit through the window (passive).