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.

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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