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Business Writing's Silent Killer: Passive Voice.

A  decision  was  made  by  the  committee.
On  all  future  correspondence,  the  agent  of  action
will  be  put  behind  the  verb.  The  effect  is  what
the  chairman  describes  as  "sounding  professional." 
Outside,  old  man  Jimmer  picks  through  the  doughnut  bag, 
banished  for  opposing  the  decision.

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The Shopping Lists of Rudy Shlomka

We know this much is certain: Rudy Shlomka wrote shopping lists. Perhaps the most important shopping lists ever written in English. Whether he actually went out and purchased anything on these lists is for the scholars and art critics to argue over. We at the Institute are interested in the facts.

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