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Oct 31 2008   7:17PM GMT

Writing for Business – active voice / passive voice

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

computer_lab.jpg Which is correct?

After I made an image, ________________
a.  the new machines were cloned.
b. I cloned the new machines.

Answer: b

In written English, always use active voice.  In a sentence that uses active voice, the subject does the action.

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