+0

what do you think about using passive voice in your writing. some people it looks verbose. help me.

+2
jwehopeWhat do you think about using passive voice in your writing? To some people, it looks verbose. Please help me.

You may want to be more concerned with proper punctuation than passive voice.

Passive voice is more frequently used in academic writing, for example where the writer is more concerned with what happened than who did that. But it can equally be used whenever you think the action or event is more important than the doer or when you think the doer is not important, unknown, or too obvious to be mentioned.

The Central Bank was robbed yesterday.

The palace was built around three centuries back.

The experiment was done on a group of students who felt a large degree of anxiety in class.

In the fifth stage, water and nutrients are added to the mix to prepare it for the plantation.


In the examples above, passive voice is more appropriate than active voice.

Comments  
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?

I think you may have just done someone's assignment for him/her. Emotion: smile

The teacher's eyes are going to pop out when he/she sees the dramatic improvement in writing skills. Next comes the suspicion. Then ... who knows.

CJ

CalifJimI think you may have just done someone's assignment for him/her.

Do you mean I've just been manipulated? Emotion: phew But that's okay if the OP is going to learn a thing there.

CalifJimThe teacher's eyes are going to pop out when he/she sees the dramatic improvement in writing skills. Next comes the suspicion. Then ... who knows.

Having checked his profile, I see that he/she is preparing to take part in a writing contest, so it could be a genuine question of his. Let's take a positive attitude. Emotion: cool

Persian LearnerLet's take a positive attitude.

That's OK with me. Emotion: wink

CJ

Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.

Thank you so much, sir

You may find this article interesting.

http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~gpullum/passive_loathing.html

CJ

jwehopewhat do you think about using passive voice in your writing. some people it looks verbose. help me.

fOrmAtTinG iS imporTanT INCludInG cAPitaL leTTers AnD punCtuATIon it iS Hard tO REad witHOUt iT

People warn you about passive voice because beginners so often overuse it, that's all. It is not bad in and of itself.

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.