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Rule "Passive voice"

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Description: Passive voice
By default, this rule is not active in LanguageTool
Message: The text seems to be in passive voice. To make the text clearer and easier to read, consider active voice.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Link: https://languagetool.org/insights/post/what-is-passive-voice/
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It is also thought that tests are satisfactory.
  • On 31 May 2013, it was announced that Andorra intended to legislate for the...
  • While it was previously thought that the heavier alkali metals also...
  • While it was not always generally thought that the the tests are...
  • It is long known that aquifers in areas as diverse as northern...
  • ...guests made the confusion indescribable when it was found that scarcely anything of the costly building...
  • It is disambiguated that text.
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • We think that tests are satisfactory.
  • It is possible that the sky is blue.
  • It are thought that the sky is blue.
  • When it was put that clearly, I was at a loss for a response.
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Check the following text against just this rule:

ID: PASSIVE_VOICE [1]
Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-06-22 22:33:07 +0200)