I’ve always been a huge Star Trek fan. Watched all the original series episodes and even the animated series over and over as a kid. Went to Trek cons as a young teen. Had a pair of Vulcan ears and a tribble.
But one thing made me grit my teeth every time the show came on.
An author I work with recently asked me, “What’s the big deal with the passive voice?” My first instinct was to answer, “Well, would that question have made as much sense as ‘The big deal with the passive voice is about what?'” Three things stopped me:
First of all, that’s a very New York Jewish sentence construction and so I didn’t want to dis my forebearers
Second of all, it was snarky, which isn’t a great way to communicate anything
Third, she’s a bright, articulate, and talented writer who deserves a better answer.
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