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A quick guide to removing the passive voice from your writing.

My favorite college English professor drove home a disdain for the passive voice. We want to read active and engaging writing, sentences that bring us in and move us forward — words of confidence and concision.

(Okay, the concision is my pet peeve. I am not getting paid by the word to write, and I often have page restrictions for the…

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