It’s when the subject is acted upon
What is the passive voice?
“It’s Yoda talk,” says one of my clients.
Well … not exactly. Here are three ways to activate the passive voice:
I know, I know. Your third-grade teacher, Mrs. Webb, told you never to start a sentence with a conjunction.… Read the full article
The story goes that when future columnist James J. Kilpatrick was a young newspaper reporter, he wrote lots of deadly long sentences.… Read the full article
How long should sentences be? Take a tip from the pros at The New York Times, and keep sentences short.
We analyzed 99 stories in a recent edition of the Times.… Read the full article
How short should sentences be? Ask the experts:
How long should sentences be? A better question might be: How much of your piece do you want your readers to understand?… Read the full article
Here’s the problem with long sentences: Every time you add a word, you reduce comprehension. Add another one, reduce it even further.… Read the full article
How to write short sentences? It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
1) Check sentence length; 2) Find long sentences; 3) Cut long sentences.… Read the full article