Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Answers to the Passive Voice Quiz

For those of you still curious, our last post contained eight examples of passive voice. Here they are, in order:

1) passive voice should be used

2) is hidden by this sentence.

3) This kind of construction is commonly used by faceless bureaucracies

4) the murder was committed by an unknown person.

5) the use of the word "I" is frowned upon

6) scientific writing can be painful to read.

And in a thankfully rare example of nested passive voice, the sentence How many instances of passive voice, aside from the example sentences written in italics, were used in this post? contained two instances:

7) sentences written in italics

8) were used in this post?

How many of these were caught by you? :)