How NOT To Write: passive constructions

Why are they called “constructions”? Because a sentence is something you build, right?  You assemble it with words.  And those words can be active or passive.  But they should be active.  What’s the difference?  This: PASSIVE:  Mistakes were made by me. vs. ACTIVE:  I made mistakes. PASSIVE:  A good time was had by all. vs. ACTIVE:  We […]

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