C6: Prefer Active Voice Verbs

C6: Prefer Active Voice Verbs:  Choose active verbs to make more efficient and effective sentences.  See the following: https://jerz.setonhill.edu/writing/grammar-and-syntax/active-and-passive-verbs/ or http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/passive.htm


For active voice, put the agent of the action in the subject position of the sentence.


Passive Voice:                                                                  Active Voice:

The garden was tended by Joshua.                              Joshua tends the garden.

I am excited by your presence.                                    Your presence excites me.

The helicopters are serviced by professionals.          Professionals service the helicopters.



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