As I think I’ve mentioned at some point, I occasionally discuss language on this blog. In this case, I’m simply re-blogging an excellent blog on Recognizing Passive Voice, a bugaboo for many of us writers.
About a year ago, I wrote a piece about the distinction between the active and the passive voice, but going on the assumption that I’ve had a lot of reader turnover over a year’s time, I thought a refresher might be useful.
When writing in the active voice, the subject of the sentence is clearly the one doing the verb. In the passive voice, the subject of the sentence is sort of buried. So:
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