A great example of fully understanding a ‘rule’ of writing

“Use the active voice.” You’ve probably heard this advice before. It’s number 14 in Strunk and White’s Elements of Style -one of their “Elementary Principles of Composition”- and a commonly repeated bit of writing wisdom. However, the active voice is not always preferable. The rule “use the active voice” doesn’t help us determine when it […]

via Use the Active Voice (Unless Passive is Better) — David F. Shultz

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