The gardeners at middleton place gardens want to plant a total of 37 white and pink hydrangeas in one flower bed. in another flower bed, they want to plant 99 hydrangeas. in this bed, they want 2 times the number of white hydrangeas and 3 times the number of pink hydrangeas as in the first bed. use a system of equations to find how many white and how many pink hydrangeas the gardeners should buy altogether.
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active voice: my father cut the tree.
passive voice: the tree was cut by my father.
active voice: people buy newspapers every day.
passive voice: newspapers are bought (by people) every day.
active voice: people have been using movies as political propaganda since world war ii.
passive voice: movies have been used as political propaganda since world war ii.
active voice: donna gave me my birthday present.
passive voice: i was given my birthday present (by donna). / my birthday present was given to me (by donna).
active voice: mom will leave the keys on the counter.
passive voice: the keys will be left (by mom) on the counter.
the words in parentheses are the agent of the passive voice and can be omitted when obvious, generic, or simply unnecessary.
the purpose of the heading in the passage is to identify who is telling the story.
this excerpt is part of the book sugar changed the world (2010) written by marc aronson and marina budhos. as the book has been written by two people, the heading "marc" indicates that this specific excerpt is being narrated by aronson. in the fragment, marc describes his grandfather's story after hearing it from his cousin. however, there are other excerpts where budhos is the one that tells the story of her family.
aronson and budhos, who are husband and wife in real life, decided to write sugar changed the world when they found out how sugar, which had an important role in slavery and economy, changed their ancestors' lives.