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Politics and the English Language, Rule 4

Rule 4: “Never use the┬ápassive where you can use the active.” For most people, identifying passive voice is like finding a dangling participle in a metaphorical haystack. Let’s look at an example: Active voice: Andy embraced Vivian. Passive voice: Vivian was embraced by Andy. Not only does the active voice usually require fewer words (making Read the full article…

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