This sentence is an example of the passive voice that I'm desperately
December 22, 2013 1:54 PM Subscribe
trying to get rid of.
I have to write for my job and although I'm a good writer, the passive voice is my nemesis. I want to use it consciously and for a reason, not as a mistake or a bad habit. So ummm, yeah, I need some resources.
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The resources that I've found to eradicate passive voice make sense, but I have trouble translating them so I can identify mistakes that are particular to my writing style. I've found examples that show what
it is, but don't show how
to change it. I don't understand the lengthy, technical explanations of grammatical errors. This is a great resource
. I also found this
, but I'm not quite sure how to use a shell script. So really, I'm looking for books or websites. Can you suggest any resources that you have found helpful to improve your writing, written in plain English?