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Subject:Passive Vs. Active Voice From:"Kim L. Shaw" <103205 -dot- 402 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 7 Nov 1996 14:51:49 EST
You can still put sentences with a process as the subject in the active voice,
but I have to admit I can't make your example completely active! Here's a
suggestion for how I would rewrite it to improve the wordiness, though.
ORIGINAL: For data reduction the desired quantity is the response of the band
after the out-of-band has been removed.
EDITED: For data reduction, the desired quantity is the band response after
removing the out-of-band.
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