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Chapter 12. Use Active Voice > Practice the Active Approach

Practice the Active Approach

Edit these sentences to change the passive verbs to active voice.

1: Your order will be shipped as soon as your payment is received.
A: We’ll ship your order as soon as we receive your payment.
2: The meeting will be attended by all employees.
A: All employees will attend the meeting.
3: The conveyor belt was repaired by the engineer.
A: The engineer repaired the conveyor belt.
4: The delivery dates have been confirmed by the shipping department.
A: The shipping department has confirmed the delivery dates..
5: The research was compiled by Bruce Graham, and the report was written by Mark Ayton.
A: Bruce Graham compiled the research, and Mark Ayton wrote the report.
6: Rewrite the following memo in active voice.

TO: All New Employees

FROM: Human Resources

RE: Employee Health Records

All health records of new employees should be sent to the central records office by January 5. Records of immunization and vaccinations should be included. Records should be sent to the attention of Kate Smith.

If these records are not received by the above date, health coverage cannot be guaranteed.

If more information is needed, please call John Jones, Ext. 123.

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