active voice


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the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb

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Kerry Galloway from Cadence Communications in Eugene, Oregon is an Active Voice reseller who has been field-testing Repartee 7.60 for several weeks.
Verbs have more impact when you use them in the active voice; that is, when the actor in a sentence comes before the action.
Interestingly, his edict stated, "The active voice is preferred." Another head of an independent federal agency wrote a memorandum to employers condemning the passive voice.
Throughout, he reminds the science writer to consider the audience, use the active voice, and use personal pronouns when their use is warranted.
Writing can improve with E-Prime because users must often replace the passive voice ("It was done") with the more informative active voice ("Russell did it").
* Use the active voice. Don't write: "It is postulated that...." or "it is recommended that the government should...." These are examples of the passive voice, and they leave readers wondering who did the postulating or recommending.
Use the active voice. Writing in the active voice means the writer will use fewer words to describe what happened than if the passive voice were used.
Use strong active voice verbs such as developed, recruited, reduced.
Snyder and executive produced by Because Foundation in association with Active Voice, is set to air on PBS May 24.
of Zurich) argues that shareholders must be given a more active voice in their company in order for it to thrive.
The Association promotes policies that foster the highest ethical standards, rapid product approvals, appropriate reimbursement, and international market access - and is committed to giving emerging growth companies an active voice among the world's leading medical technology firms.
Head of the Anfield junior league Steve O'Reilly said: "Hopefully these changes will give us an active voice in junior football.
Use the active voice. It's clearer and more concise than the passive voice.