A Grammar Joke and a Rule

rogersgeorge on February 2nd, 2018

Here’s the comic:

(There ain’t no such thing as passive aggressive, but you know that.)

Here’s the rule: Try never to use the passive. No joke!

Be Sociable, Share!

2 Responses to “A Grammar Joke and a Rule”

  1. I get a lot of feedback from built in editing programs that I use passive language. Is there a simple rule to follow so I can improve on that (and don’t tell me to turn off the editing programs)?

  2. Hmm. Try this: Ask yourself “Who did it?.” That’s the subject of the sentence, and if you make it so, the passive goes away. Passive also usually uses a form of “to be,” so try not using that verb in your writing.


Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>