Published on July 13th, 2002 12:49 PM
5 ways to know if you have passive voice and fix it
Objects are acted upon
Look for Was
A feeling of being in the past
This article is a follow up on some of the topics I discusses in LWA V, but yet it deals with a type of voice that many beginning writers stumble into, and not by choice.
OBJECTS ARE ACTED UPON
Passive voice, unlike the more excited active voice, gives writing a sense of going no where. The bad thing is that most writers don’t even know their writing in the passive voice until it’s too late...when they finally relax and read their work. In passive voice everything just happens, and objects are acted upon. What do I mean by that? Look