Passive Aggravation

Thanks to Language Log, I now have a handy resource regarding the passive, for next time someone scolds me for using it.  It may take me a far amount of time to sort through it and figure out whether any given thing I’ve written actually is passive – I’ve read the post several times and I can’t say as I’ve absorbed it all yet.  But heck, it’s all there, somewhere.


~ by smwilliams on April 14, 2011.

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  1. […] of it, I suspect, originates from Strunk and White, which is problematic to begin with and becomes downright incoherent after people have played a game of telephone with it for a while […]

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