Active and Passive Voice

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In this video, Grammar Squirrel and her friends consider the differences between using the active and passive voice when writing. She learns that using the active voice is generally preferable, and finds out why it normally leads to shorter, more succinct sentences. She also learns that the passive voice is useful in some situations, and considers some of these. ******** For more information and resources on active and passive voice, check out: The Active versus Passive Voice Guide: Additional science writing resources: ScWRL website: Follow us on Twitter @scwrl_ubc for hundreds of useful science writing tips.

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