The Straight Scoop on the Passive Voice
Bench & Bar Journal, Vol. 74, No. 33, July 2010
1 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2010
Date Written: July 2010
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
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