Re: "via" - why often verboten ?

Subject: Re: "via" - why often verboten ?
From: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2017 14:19:12 -0700

On 8/4/2017 1:38 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

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

I am trying to understand what both you and Gene are saying. I know active voice when I see it but I do not have a clear way to describe it.

You said:
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.

The part of "via URL" is confusing, since it is not clear if a view itself is being put in a URL, which would be impossible since the URL is a text string and not a graphical interface, or if the view is being shared with a URL.

Active voice is when the subject performs the action denoted by the verb.
If the view is being shared, then, as I understand it, the action is sharing and the subject is a view. So, your example would be active voice.

Passive voice is when subject is acted upon by the verb.
The use of "via" suggests the URL may be the subject. An active voice inference is "Use the URL to share a custom view." If that is the context, then would your example be passive voice?


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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
Re: "via" - why often verboten ?: From: Robert Lauriston

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