Passive Voice

Subject: Passive Voice
From: David Dvorkin <ddvorki -at- USWEST -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 1996 12:45:32 -0700

Passive isn't always bad, and attempts to reword sentences
to avoid passive voice can result in awkward, difficult-to-understand
phrasing, as in Dianne Martin's examples.

The original

>"For data reduction, the desired quantity is the response of the band
>after the out-of-band has been removed."

is clear and concise. Leave it as it is.



David Dvorkin


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