When the Passive Voice is Used

Austin Lawyer, No. 13, July-August 2008

Posted: 2 Jan 2009

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Wayne Schiess

University of Texas School of Law

Abstract

Do you know what the passive voice is? Some lawyers don't. Some think it is any verb that is not "strong," or any form of the verb be, or any past-tense verb. It is none of those, though all might be labeled "passive" in some sense. Using the passive voice is fine, but it can create some problems.

Suggested Citation

Schiess, Wayne, When the Passive Voice is Used. Austin Lawyer, No. 13, July-August 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1322098

Wayne Schiess (Contact Author)

University of Texas School of Law ( email )

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Austin, TX 78705
United States

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