The Passive Voice: When and When Not to Use It
Tuesday, December 8
7:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT
Who’s doing what seems to be an almost irresistible attraction for us. Good writers know this, and they prefer sentences that show the subject acting rather than being acted upon—what is known in grammar as the active and passive voice of a verb. Still, there are times when the passive voice is the better choice, and a little attention to how we are constructing our verbs can make all the difference in the clarity and force of our sentences. Writing Smartly’s next seminar will explain how to form the active and passive voices, and what to look for in deciding between them. Participants will receive a handout that summarizes the presentation, including exercises and answers for private study. You may enroll now through this registration link. Tuition is $25.