My friend Jamwa reblogged this image on Tumblr, and I absolutely love it. It's the perfect example of how to avoid passive voice, which is something I struggle with when writing.
“She was killed [by zombies.]” (Passive voice.)
“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” (Active voice.)
“It was determined by the committee that the report was
inconclusive [by zombies].” (Passive voice.)
“We were invited [by
our neighbours zombies] to attend their party.” (Passive voice.)
"I felt like I was dying [by zombies], and that was a hell of a lot more painful than flat-out being dead [by zombies]." (Taken from REBEL. I'm just having fun here. :D )
Go ahead, Mike. The image has the name (Twitter username) of the person who came up with the passive voice lesson, so it's fine to share.
This is awesome! When I am doing my next editing job, I will use 'by zombies' when looking for passive voice so I can enjoy myself more! Thanks for sharing!
I think it would be a nice idea if we could also give you're blogposts likes, this one would definetely get one from me! :)