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Re: More on What to say to people who LIKE passive voice
Subject:Re: More on What to say to people who LIKE passive voice From:Michael Gos <GOS -at- DT3 -dot- DT -dot- UH -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 4 Feb 1994 07:01:52 -0600
There are also rhetorical reasons for using passive voice. In touchy political
situations, passive voice allows us to remove individuals or groups or humans
from the discussion, thereby refraining from "pointing a finger" and hence
softening the statement.