Correcting the Passive Problem

An article in the Chronicle online by a linguist on the passive voice in writing–and the ways (from his perspective) that American writing instructors over-correct it. Mistakes Are Made (but Using the Passive Isn’t One of Them) October 1, 2011, 2:56 pm By Geoffrey Pullum Writing tutors, teaching assistants, usage columnists, and even word-processor grammar-checkers flag passives… Read More Correcting the Passive Problem