The way I understand it: Passive voice = "to be" + past participle (see: http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/passivevoice.html before you shoot me down if I'm wrong ) One of the things I'm struggling with is rewriting a sentence which I believe is in the passive. I know not all sentences in the passive are wrong and maybe this is one such case, but I'd like you to take a look. The sentence is: I can't figure out how to turn that into active. Maybe it's just a bad sentence, or maybe it's a perfectly good one or maybe I'm overthinking this. Take a look.