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Subject:Re: passive voice is discussed actively From:Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG> Date:Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:24:52 -0800
>I *detest* passive voice. The words "should" and "may" denote
>things that are optional. "Install pumps so that...." becomes
>"Pumps shall be installed so that...."
So why not "You shall install pumps so that . . ."?
It's parallel to your preferred version, which is also in the second person.
Perhaps you can create a new standard by making the "you" implicit here too,
as in "Shall install pumps so that . . ." ...RM