The Passive Voice

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.