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The Straight Scoop on the Passive Voice


Judith D. Fischer


University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

July 2010

Bench & Bar Journal, Vol. 74, No. 33, July 2010

Abstract:     
Lawyers are often advised to avoid the passive voice, but some may be uncertain about what the passive voice is and how to avoid it. This article identifies the passive voice, discusses situations where it may be appropriate, and provides examples of how to change it to the active voice.

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Keywords: Active voice, passive voice, legal writing, changing passive voice to active voice, when passive voice is appropriate

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Date posted: August 5, 2010  

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Fischer, Judith D., The Straight Scoop on the Passive Voice (July 2010). Bench & Bar Journal, Vol. 74, No. 33, July 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1652854

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Judith D. Fischer (Contact Author)
University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )
Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States
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