Re: "via" - why often verboten ?

Subject: Re: "via" - why often verboten ?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 13:38:34 -0700

What's your definition of passive voice? I can't follow your reasoning at all.

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 1:22 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:
> It is an inference in this example to say that the URL is being shared when
> the sentence says the view is being shared. If the view is being shared,
> then is the example in active voice with a vague context? If the URL is
> being shared then how is the sentence not passive voice?
>
>
> On 8/4/2017 1:11 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>>
>> That doesn't make it passive voice. As a sentence, it's active voice
>> and imperative mood (albeit missing an article and a period).
>>
>> On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Because what is actually being shared is the URL, not the custom view it
>>> points to.
>
>
>>> How can anyone find passive voice in "Share a Custom View via URL"?
>>> It's a just heading, but if it were a sentence, it would be active.
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References:
"via" - why often verboten ?: From: Monique Semp
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Robin Whitmore
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: sharipunyon
RE: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: sharipunyon
RE: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Wright, Lynne
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Lauren
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Lauren
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Lauren

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