The Pleasures and Perils of the Passive – NYTimes.com

Constance Hale, author of “Sin and Syntax,” explains the passive voice in this fourth installment of Draft, a series of writing lessons, on NYTimes.com.

While we rarely want our sentences to flatten out, the passive voice can allow us to underscore intent and direct the reader’s attention.

via The Pleasures and Perils of the Passive – NYTimes.com.

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