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.

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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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