Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

Expletives and Agents

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Readers are more likely to engage with writing when it is active, direct, and vivid. To that end, avoid expletives and passive construction and emphasize agents, as described in the discussion and demonstrated in the revision following each example. 1.

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Author: SBolithoe

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