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Part III: Starting with the Sentence > Exercise #9—Active versus Passive Senten...

Chapter 13. Exercise #9—Active versus Passive Sentences

Following is a formula for more readable writing. Use simple, active sentences made up of familiar, concrete words. First, write with active sentences. In an active sentence, the doer of an action is named first, before the verb. In a passive sentence the doer (if mentioned at all) appears in a phrase after the verb: “The meeting was changed by the sales manager.” Change each of the sentences below from passive to active.

Passive: The meeting was called to order by Ted____________________________


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