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The Straight Scoop on the Passive Voice

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

1 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2010  

Judith D. Fischer

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: 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.

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

Suggested Citation

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

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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