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As you know, it's a very old-fashioned English attitude to think that the
active "You can" is too personal, not to say "aggressive" or (gasp!)
But that's obviously not an argument you can use. For a more authoritative
source, cite George Orwell, or - more topically - "The Elements of Business
Writing" by Gary Blake and Robert W. Bly, to name just two.
The active voice engages the reader, the passive one is a sedative. It's
all a question what your boss wants his readers' reaction to be.
- Jonathan Stoppi
The Tall Guy
stops -at- qualum -dot- com
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