Meanings: Active and Passive

May 2, 2011

Grammarians Unite!  Language Log’s Geoffrey Pullum sorts out what’s active and passive in a take-down of Slate’s Tom Scocca. The New York Times comes out OK.

Beware who you accuse of using the passive voice.  People are reading.


About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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