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Passive Resistance

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“Although active voice is preferred, passive voice is acceptable under the following situations…”

              —IRM Style Guide

One has to wonder if the Internal Revenue Manual’s style gods had their tongues tucked firmly in cheek when they worded their advice in the passive voice, instead of saying something along the lines of, “Although you should prefer the active voice, passive voice is acceptable under the following situations . . . .”

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Written by macheide

30 April 2015 at 3:57 pm

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