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Subject:Re: argument!! From:"Sandy, Corinne" <CHS8 -at- CPSOD1 -dot- EM -dot- CDC -dot- GOV> Date:Thu, 8 Dec 1994 08:24:00 EST
Let's face it, it's a poorly written sentence.
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timothy -at- ESKIMO -dot- COM sez: >>The sentence -> Millions of people from every
continent are connected to it.
>>the word "it" is the subject and an echo word<<
I'm only a grammar maven 2nd class, but I believe that "it" is *not* the
subject. It is the object of the preposition "to" which modifies the verb
"connected." The subject is understood, apparently from a preceding
("The Internet is a humongous network of networks. Millions of people
And as a previous respondent mentioned, simply flipping this into active
voice ("It is connected") changes the meaning.
As we've been saying, there is nothing wrong with passive voice, when it is