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Just a couple of constructs off the top...before I lumber over to the coffee
Donald H. White
James River Technical Communications
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|Subject: "Is energized"
|Any suggestions for making "is energized" into the active voice?
|I'm working on a project that must all be in the active voice. Many
|circuitry descriptions are "the XYZ relay is energized" and
|"the relay is picked
|up." Any suggestions for changing these to active? Sometimes
|to the XYZ relay" sounds awkward, and might not be accurate.
|I also try to
|reverse this: "the ABC energizes the XYZ relay."
|Beth Lisberg Najberg
|Chicago, IL 60610
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