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Chapter 5. Altered States: Verbs > Active and Passive Voice: A Mistake Has Been... - Pg. 56

Altered States: Verbs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 56 In the men's room at work, the boss had placed a sign directly above the sink. It had a single word on it--"Think!" The next day, Harvey went to the men's room. He looked at the sign. Right below the sign, immediately above the soap dispenser, someone had written another sign. The sign read--"Thoap!" Take My Word for It The most suspect grammatical construct from the past wigglings of pinned-down public figures is "mistakes were made." Some wag dubbed this last-ditch concession of error the "exonerative passive." The Least You Need to Know · A verb's tense shows when the action takes place. Use the right order of tenses to show the correct order