Re: active vs. passive

Subject: Re: active vs. passive
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 14:42:00 -0700

Most if not all forms of "be" could be passive voice, but Usha seemed
to think future tense was to be avoided in general.

http://m.theweek.com/articles/445035/grammar-quiz-know-passive-voice

http://blog.sfbar.org/2015/12/04/legal-writing-tip-choose-the-active-voice/

On Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 2:10 PM, Bernd Hutschenreuther <hutschi -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Robert,
> of course it is future.
> But it may be active as well as passive, doesn't it?
>
> Simple example, I hope it is appropriate for showing the difference.
>
> I will be eating. Active future.
> I will be eaten by a dragon. Passive future.
>
>
> Is this the American usage, too?
>
> Best regards
> Bernd
>
>
> --------------------------------------------
> Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> schrieb am Mo, 7.8.2017:
>
> Betreff: Re: active vs. passive
> An: "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Datum: Montag, 7. August, 2017 21:31 Uhr
>
> "Will be" is simply
> future tense. I suggest you get a copy of Garner's
> Modern American Usage.
>
> On
> Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 11:35 PM, Usha Manoj <usha -dot- manoj07 -at- gmail -dot- com>
> wrote:
> > ... How best can we avoid
> using
> > "will be" in the
> sentence. I have tried replacing it with "is" or
> "are"
> > depending on the
> context, but doesn't work in all cases. ..."
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