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Suggestions on How to Write Clearly, Concisely, and Maturely1.Unless you have a reason not to, use the active voice. Active voice is using thesubject as the main noun in the sentence to perform the action of the verb. In passivevoice the main noun appears later in the sentence and is acted upon by the verb.Ex: Haileypunched me in the arm. ActiveIwas punched in the arm by Hailey. PassivePassiveIt is believed by the candidate that a ceiling must be placed on the budget by Congress.ActiveThe candidate believes Congress must place a ceiling on the budget. ORAccording to the candidate, Congress must place a ceiling on the budget.PassiveIt was earlier demonstrated by Dr. Brown that heart attacks can be caused by high stress.ActiveDr. Brown demonstrated earlier that high stress can cause heart attacks.ORHigh stress can cause heart attacks, as demonstrated earlier by Dr. Brown.2. Put the action of the sentence in the verb.

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English, Logic, Tone, Grammar, Grammatical number, Dr Brown

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