Active puts the focus on the who or what doing something (the subject) while passive puts the focus on the who or what it’s being done to (the object).Read More
Use passive when you want to soften a harsh statement. “Your bill has not been paid” rather than “You haven’t paid your bill”.Read More
Or a misplaced modifier? Or a dangling participle, as they are sometimes called? More to the point, who cares?Read More
In the sentence “Rushing to catch the bus, Bob’s wallet fell out of his pocket” the modifying clause (rushing to catch the bus) contains the verb participle (rushing).Read More
One dangling participle I see a LOT is the classic “as an experienced plumber/dry cleaner/car mechanic, you can be assured of my first class service”.
What? I’M the experienced tradesperson? I might as well fix it myself then!Read More