May 17, 2018
The Problem: Sometimes we want to avoid blaming someone for doing something wrong.
The Solution: Use the passive voice
Examples:Problem: I lost the keys.How else can you say it? The keys were lost.
Problem: Jimmy threw a rock through the neighbor's window.How else can you say it? A rock was thrown through the neighbor's window.
Problem: Suzy hit Phil in the face.How else can you say it? Phil was hit in the face.