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Grammar Tips: The Passive Voice

Don't be passive! Take charge of your writing!

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Get active and improve your writing! Grammar expert June Casagrande teaches you all about the passive voice and how to avoid it. June Casagrande is author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite and the upcoming book, Mortal Syntax: 101 'Death Sentences' That Will Get You Clobbered By the Grammar Cops. She writes the humorous "A Word, Please" language column, which appears in several Los Angeles Times Community News supplements and in papers in Texas and Florida. She has worked as a reporter, editor, copy editor, and proofreader.

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June Casagrande
June Casagrande is author of Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite and Mortal Syntax: 101 'Death Sentences' That Will Get You Clobbered By the Grammar Cops. She writes the humorous "A Word, Please" language column, which appears in several Los Angeles Times community news supplements and in papers in Texas and Florida. She has worked as a reporter, editor, copy editor, and proofreader.

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