Why make a text longer than necessary? Maybe you don't have much experience with writing yet, or you think you come across as smart or interesting if you write woolly. Mobile Phone Number Perhaps you have never consciously thought about avoiding passive and redundant language, or you don't have a counter reader to point this out to you. Whichever group you fall under, the message of this article is: check your texts for passive and woolly language. What is unnecessary can be omitted where possible. Check, check, check. That is why I Mobile Phone Number will discuss what passive language is, and how you can detect Mobile Phone Number and redirect it. I also share examples of woolly language, so that you can (continue to) write nice smooth texts.
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Elsemieke, that is central, but the status of an action. So it's Mobile Phone Number a passive sentence. We also call this the 'passive form', because the direct object of the active sentence is the subject in the passive sentence. Just before the high school Mobile Phone Number repetition: a direct object is the phrase to which the action of the verb directly relates. In this example it works as follows: in the active sentence, 'an article' is the direct Mobile Phone Number object, because the verb 'lay' refers to this. In the passive sense, "an article" is the subject. Watch out for 'becoming', 'being' and past participles We often aim for short sentences, especially for online texts.