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Prompt Grammar Tip: Active or Passive?

Hazel Butters/ October 6, 2020

Writing in an active voice rather than a passive voice is actually a choice, not a strict grammatical rule. But if you’ve ever worked as a journalist or short-form writer, or undergone fast-track media training, you could easily get the impression that passive is simply bad form. In its most basic sense, an active voice focuses on a subject performing an

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