Passive voice [was RE: "Is energized"]

Subject: Passive voice [was RE: "Is energized"]
From: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- Teradata -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Dec 2009 14:44:34 -0500

And speaking of the power of the passive voice, where would we be
without phrases like this one, seen today in a story about the DC "gate
crashers," and so reminiscent of the old Watergate days:

"Mistakes were made"

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Subject: Re: "Is energized"

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 8:57 AM, <BBEGIN -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm working on a project that must all be in the active voice.

Even at the cost of clarity?

Milan Davidovic

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