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"Ryan Robbins" wrote in message
"Laura R." wrote in
circa Wed, 14 Apr 2004 01:52:56 GMT, in
Ryan Robbins ) said,
it is perfectly acceptable to use the passive voice.
However, one should use passive voice sparingly.
In scientific and technical writing, passive voice is
Sorry, but it isn't.
I notice you chose not to note that I added an "often" to the
sentence above in a subsequent post.
You hadn't amended your post before then, apparently.
In general, scientists and business people are not good
You are the last person who should be making generalizations about
who writes well and who does not, and frankly, I cannot fathom how
you managed to acquire the degree you claim when you're so thick
Ah, more evidence to show how immature you are...
Have you seen your eccentric uncle's favorite film, "Monty
Python and the Holy Grail?" There is a scene in it where a
cocky knight, having had his arms and legs cut off due to his
own bad judgment and inability to know when to "RUN AWAY!"
then stands in the forest on his stumps, blood spurting, and taunts
the challenger by saying something like "Come on, give it yer best
shot! I'll bite your kneecaps off."
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