Re: passive voice

Subject: Re: passive voice
From: Tammy Hale <tammyh -at- FGM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 1996 11:19:40 -0500

I don't mean to give David a hard time, but I had to point out the irony in
his post. David wrote,

>IMHO, use of passive voice is rarely defensable

in the passive voice! He went on to argue that

>In writing today, it passive
>construction is all to commonly used to hide the identity of those who act
>(active voice).

David, where is the active agent in the preceding sentence? I think your
post supports the view that sometimes the passive voice is indeed

tammyh -at- fgm -dot- com

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