The whole matter of self-editing our writing and finding passive indicators creeping-in is ever present! grrrrr
Let’s define Active and Passive voice and see what we can do about it.
Active Voice: The subject is performing the action.
Passive Voice: The subject is acted upon by the verb.
Active Voice is more direct and easier for the reader to grasp what we are writing.
I appreciate Rebecca LuElla Miller’s exhaustive blog posts regarding writing craft and mechanics. I am sure you will find her “Clarifying What’s Passive” article beneficial. Just follow this link: https://rewriterewordrework.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/clarifying-whats-passive/