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Use the active voice for more concise, emphatic writing.
 


The active voice is when the subject performs the action, as in “I read the book.” The passive voice is when the subject receives the action, as in “The book is read by me.”

Because it is more direct and emphatic, the active voice is generally the better choice.

Change the passive voice to the active voice in the following sentence:

The decision was made by the planning committee to hold the next conference in Fort Worth.

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  Writing for Business and Pleasure            Home
  Copyright by Stephen Wilbers
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Weekly Tip

Use the active voice for more concise, emphatic writing.

 

 

The active voice is when the subject performs the action, as in “I read the book.” The passive voice is when the subject receives the action, as in “The book is read by me.”

Because it is more direct and emphatic, the active voice is generally the better choice.

Change the passive voice to the active voice in the following sentence:

The planning committee decided to hold the next conference in Fort Worth.

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