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As irrigators make water go where they want, As archers make their arrows straight, As carpenters carve wood, The wise shape their minds. -The Dhammapada. Silent Work.

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Silent work

As irrigators make water go where they want,

As archers make their arrows straight,

As carpenters carve wood,

The wise shape their minds.

-The Dhammapada

Silent Work


Ethnocentrism is an additude whereby people believe that their race, culture class or nation is superior to others when this additude becomes extreme, war can result.

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Passive
Passive

Does this level of activity produce a successful life?


Active
Active

Does this level of activity produce a successful life?


Active voice
Active Voice

To be successful, you should be active!

Our sentences should be the same way!

Label the following in each sentence:

Subject

Verb

Object


Subject verb object
Subject, verb, object:

  • Bob was being attacked by the Career.

  • My teacher ate my homework.

  • A hole was dug by Sally.

  • Water is contained by that hole.

  • Bob ate the squirrel.


Passive or active
Passive or active?

  • Bob was being attacked by the Career.

  • My teacher ate my homework.

  • A hole was dug by Sally.

  • Water is contained by that hole.

  • Bob ate the squirrel.


Passive or active1
Passive or active?

  • Bob was being attacked by the Career.

  • My teacher ate my homework.

  • A hole was dug by Sally.

  • Water is contained by that hole.

  • Bob ate the squirrel.

PASSIVE

ACTIVE

PASSIVE

PASSIVE

ACTIVE


Label these sentences
Label these sentences:

  • Bob was being attacked by the Career.

  • My teacherate my homework.

  • A hole was dug by Sally.

  • Water is contained by that hole.

  • Bobate the squirrel.




Fix these sentences
Fix these sentences:

  • The exam was failed by over a third of the class.

  • The brakes were slammed on by the driver.

  • Your bicycle has been damaged by me.

  • Action on the bill is being considered by Congress.

  • Mistakes were made.


Now, fix your research papers!

Only use passive voice when you absolutely have no other choice.



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