Re: active vs. passive

Subject: Re: active vs. passive
From: Bernd Hutschenreuther <hutschi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 21:10:05 +0000 (UTC)

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


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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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