Strunk & White hated it. George Orwell did, too. Nearly every grammar text and English teacher say it: The passive voice must be avoided. Many of you will be holding your ears in pain or despair and yelling: "It should be 'Avoid the passive voice.' It's shorter; it's clearer; it's active!" But calm that jerking knee while we give a... FULL ARTICLE AT Columbia Journalism Review
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