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Subject:Re: Passive voice From:Paul David Marvel <marvel -at- BRAHMS -dot- UDEL -dot- EDU> Date:Sat, 5 Feb 1994 02:33:52 -0500
Perhaps he meant that a non-native speaker could translate more easily
using past participles. It's easier to say "It was verb+ed" than to remember
verb conjugations. Or perhaps it's old data. In contemporary French, at
least, one rarely uses the passive voice.
Paul D. Marvel
marvel -at- brahms -dot- udel -dot- edu