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Old 02-27-13, 01:16 AM
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I hope my writing becomes more compelling. I will use this thread to practice and so can you.

Write one sentence using the active voice with strong action verbs.

Examples of active voice:
  • Marilyn mailed the letter.
  • I threw the ball.
Examples of passive voice:
  • The letter was mailed by Marilyn.
  • The ball was thrown

Examples of action verbs owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/writingtips/preciseverbs.html:
  • Accelerate
  • Agree
  • Depict
  • Hamper
  • Probe
  • Purify
  • Situate
  • Suggest
From dailywritingtips.com:
"sentences in the active voice have energy and directness, both of which will keep your reader turning the pages."

"Sentences written in the active voice are also less wordy than those in the passive voice – and cutting unnecessary words always improves a piece of writing, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction."
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Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs

I got valuable information from you. thanks for sharing, yes we need to express our feeling with good English, simple and readable sentence.
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Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs

I have always been confused by active vs. passive... and I'm not saying that to practice, I am just saying it because it's true.

It took my professors 3 (of 4) years to give up on trying to explain it to me...
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I swear I learned it from using Microsoft Word. That stupid annoying bubble coming up alerting me that I am "using the passive voice consider revising"

so annoying.

Sorry...

Microsoft Word taught me about passive writing.
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Writing in the active voice enlivens the reader's brain.
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