Re: Language differences in FRENCH

Subject: Re: Language differences in FRENCH
From: John Glenn <sfarmh1 -at- SCFN -dot- THPL -dot- LIB -dot- FL -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 1997 17:42:45 -0400

Susan Brown <sbrown -at- JSCSYS -dot- COM> wrote that
''style (where English documentation stays
active, the passive voice in French is
considered more professional and is more
widely accepted).''

Interesting. Wonder how many other languages also prefer
passive. Hebrew-language newspapers typically opt for
passive heds (vs. US active).

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