Passive v Active
- passive: The sky was filled with owls.
- active: Owls filled the sky.
Tips to Avoid Passive Verbs
- make sure the subject of the sentence performs the action
- The window was hit by the owl.
- The owl hit the window.
Reasons to Avoid Passive
- awkward phrasing
- informal tone
- uninteresting tone
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