Passive aggression

Owen, Jonathon
April 2013
Copyediting;Apr/May2013, p4
Trade Publication
The article discusses the passive sentences which are regarded as less direct and less concise. It mentions that one can use the word "get" instead of the term "be" as both have the same meaning except that gets sound more casual. It also informs that there is an ambiguous entry in the book "The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition" at 5.116 related to passives and progressives. It states that passives are not bad and can be used when the subject is unknown.


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