Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Active Voice/Passive Voice: Does it Really Make a Difference?

Indeed it does! In his recent article in the Michigan Bar Journal, Mark Cooney explains how the choice of voice avoids ambiguity and, in some cases determines the outcome. Professor Cooney offers his lesson in the form of a story reminiscent of mystery writer Agatha Christy and the board game Clue.

You can access the article here: Mark Cooney, Give a Clue (A Linguistic Whodunit), Michigan Bar Journal 60 (June 2017).

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