Re: Passive voice

Subject: Re: Passive voice
From: Dave C <davec2468 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Tech Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:43:31 -0800

if you want humorous replies: “because it keeps me employed!”. no end of source material to correct.

also might get you a quick 1-way trip to the curb…

dave

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> I think the best approach is probably to cite several of the well-respected authorities that give us guidance in this direction (unfortunately authorities I don't currently have a list of but I'm sure someone else on this list probably does).
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> Of course, we could always just say "Well, I have standards, even if you don't." but we might find ourselves blinking and scratching on the pavement if we offer that snarky comment to management that doesn't have a sense of humor.
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> Best Regards,
>
> Mike

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> On 11/23/2014 9:46 AM, Dave C wrote:
>> What arguments do we make to management and/or document originators that passive voice is… well, bad? I’ve always found a tepid audience when trying to describe why.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Dave
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References:
Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese: From: Mike Starr
Passive voice (was: Eschew, Evade, and/or Eradicate Legalese): From: Dave C
Re: Passive voice: From: Mike Starr

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