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Fear and Loathing of the English Passive
Hey, FYC faculty. Get a read on. It ain't gramma you wanna call into play, it's rhetoric. What we see here is that, like many critiques of style (ponderous, heavy, lively! active! wonderful!) the critique of The Passive is a critique of rhetorical choices, not grammatical ones. Your move.
Linguistic_change  linguistics 
january 2014 by mcmorgan
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