Re: passive voice (was RE: Numbering paragraphs

Subject: Re: passive voice (was RE: Numbering paragraphs
From: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:56:23 +0700

We can go round in circles like this for ever.

So let's agree that we disagree on this. You claim:

> if the agent is unknown to you, you're not doing your job.

whereas I claim:

if you mention the agent to the reader when the reader has no interest in the agent, you're not doing your job properly.

I should certainly know what causes actions in the system I am documenting. It doesn't follow from that that mentioning the agent is always in the reader's best interest.


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