Re: Active verbs (was: Basic Voice)
I have a problem with computers, software, or functions (CSF) that allow or let me do anything. That construct implies there are things the CSF will not allow me to do. Untrue - I am a free agent restricted only by laws of man and nature. To say a CSF grants me permission to do something implies that it has power over me, and insults my humanity. The question is whether the CSF is *able* to do what *I want* it to do... If not, I'll find another tool. I am in control here.
Not only is the construct limiting, insulting, and formally incorrect, it also allows you to use unnecessarily baroque language thereby letting you write things with less precision. (Could you write with less precision if that particular construct didn't allow you to? I wonder...)
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