passive voice diagram

“Passive Voice Day” was first mentioned, probably first conceived, by Shaun McCance on his blog. The day may have been observed before, but I certainly hadn’t been informed. And this year the idea is being spread on Tumblr and by Language Log.

Passive Voice Day could be considered “Talk Like a Pirate Day” for grown-ups. It’s not needed to look like any fun is being had.

So I’d be honored and gratified (the conditional passive was just used there, were you filled with envy?) by your participation.

Tweets should be sent by you (passive imperative) in the passive voice! Blog posts should be written in same! Company is loved by misery.

Photo taken from Towson University

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