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Old 07 October 2014, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Alarm View Post
The rule about passive is more about clarity than grammar.
I work at a well-known medical center where the passive voice is used freely and often, both to create the sense (illusion, really) of objectivity toward the topic and (IMHO) to dodge responsibility. "It was decided that..." is a lot harder to pin on any one person than "Suchandso decided". Political machinations ahoy!
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