Tip 76: Writing in Active Voice

Do I ALWAYS have to write in active voice? No, you don’t! Although writing in active voice is generally preferable, sometimes passive voice is the better choice, or maybe even the only choice. When you write in active voice, the subject of the sentence accomplishes the action: The technician checked the equipment for leaks. The…

Tip 75: Only

Choose your placement of the word ‘only’ very carefully; its placement can change the meaning of your sentence. The word ‘only’ should be placed immediately before the word or phrase it modifies. Examples: Only Meg said that she was hungry. Meaning: Meg alone said that she was hungry. Meg only said that she was hungry.…