active vs. passive voice, or epithet?

Subject: active vs. passive voice, or epithet?
From: "kelly keck" <kelly -dot- keck -at- imagine-one -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 10:42:51 -0500

Ned wrote:

>Epithet is a new condition for me, thanks for drawing the distinction.
>hope I understand it, but my literary legs are a bit wobbly.

> Just take care of confusing passive voice and epithet.
> "The window is big, blue, shiny, displayed and functional."
> No passive form there.
> Regards,
> YJ

The term "epithet" is a new one on me too, Ned. I'd heard that
construction described as a "complement" or "predicate adjective."

Incidentally, I would still call "The window is displayed" passive
voice, because "displayed" is a verb rather than a noun or adjective.
It's not quite parallel with the other adjective examples.



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