Re: another passive voice question

Subject: Re: another passive voice question
From: Rose Wilcox <RWILC -at- FAST -dot- DOT -dot- STATE -dot- AZ -dot- US>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 1994 11:57:00 PST

Darcey C Harding writes:

>I have to say,

>"I added the broth to the 125ml flask. I harvested the cells. I purified
>urease. I applied the extract to the DEAE-cellulose...""

>sounds AWFUL, no matter HOW varied I try and make it.

This example wouldn't be too bad if you varied your sentence
structure from simple to complex or compound. For instance,
"I added the broth to the 125ml flask and harvested the cells.
After purifying the urease, I applied the extract..."

The problem is not the active voice. It is the sentence structure.

Rose A. Wilcox
rwilc -at- fast -dot- dot -dot- state -dot- az -dot- us
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"There was a man afloat in days.
Believing wisdom comes with time.
He lived through people, cars, and dogs
in a house of tarpaper stone."
Jack Earl

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