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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 passive voice. To make the text clearer and easier to read, you can often use the active voice.
Category: Style (ID: STYLE)
Tags: [picky]
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • He is said to have been happy.
  • He is said to have not always been happy.
  • He is not thought to have been happy.
  • He was not generally thought to have been happy.
  • ... by a litigation-funded study that has since been shown to have been 'an elaborate fraud'.
  • Cult films have been falsely claimed to have been banned to increase their...
  • Such mixtures are commonly thought to have first been prepared by Indian merchants for sale to...
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • People said that he was happy.
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Version: 6.5-SNAPSHOT (2024-04-20 22:33:07 +0200)