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Subject:RE: active vs. passive voice From:"Chinell, David F (GE EntSol, Security)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:40:05 -0400
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step in no time.
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