HD: More Pullum on the Passive
Posted: 02 October 2011 04:25 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Posted: 02 October 2011 06:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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More generally, do the writing tutors of the world really think we should not report that a politician has been shot until we can specify the gunman? Do they honestly think it’s wrong to say that the lights are left on all night in an office building without supplying a list of the individuals who controlled the switches? We really have to get over this superstitious horror about passives. It’s gone beyond a joke.

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