Avoid passive voice with this proven technique

Just one word to describe this tip: genius. Go on … give it a shot. You know you want to. Thanks to Rebecca Johnson, a professor of culture and ethics at USMC for this proven writing technique:

Zombies passive voice

Just in case you have doubts:

The HR initiative was launched on Monday (by zombies — passive voice)
HR launched the initiative on Monday. (by zombies doesn’t work here — active voice)

Mind. Blown.

2 responses to Avoid passive voice with this proven technique

  1. Jordan

    This is a fun and very simple tool to find passive voice. Also, it’s easy to remember! Thanks for sharing!

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