Active Voice vs Passive Voice

Active Voice vs Passive Voice via KLWightman.com
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If you are brave enough to let someone edit your work, be it an academic paper or the third chapter of your novel-in-progress, there’s a good chance that you’ve seen this scribbled out in bold red pen:

Use active voice here.

Well, wouldn’t it be helpful if they explained? Since your editor can’t hyperlink an example on traditional paper, you’re now searching the Internet to figure out the difference between active voice and passive voice.

Your search ends here.

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This Word Makes You a Very Lazy Writer

This Word Makes You a Very Lazy Writer Blog Post via KLWightman.com
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We’ve all used this word when we think, when we speak and when we write. It’s very easy to do.

See? I just used it.

Didn’t catch it? Let’s try this again.

It’s not an elaborate word, a controversial word, an out-of-date word or a trending word. It’s a word that we slip in to our sentence at the very last moment to emphasize our point.

Missed it again? I’ll spell it out for you.

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The Stats are In: The Way to a Writer’s ❤️ is Through Grammar

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The Way to a Writer's Heart is Through Grammar

Credit: Grammarly

A business deal starts with a handshake. A published book starts with a query letter. In the world of online dating, a relationship starts with an email.

And if that email is littered with spelling errors, kiss your chances goodbye!

It turns out that being grammar-savvy isn’t just a turn-on, it’s a must to keep any man or woman’s interest. Your amour can be chased away by as little as two typos!

Whether you’re new to the online dating scene or share a love of proper grammar, this infographic by Grammarly is a great read—and just in time for Valentine’s Day:

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