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WRITING STYLE 2: Active and Passive Voice
 
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This is the second lesson in Dr. Chandler's English guide to style. These lectures are deeply indebted to Martha J. Kolin and Loretta S. Gray's excellent guide Rhetorical Grammar. They also make use of instructive materials found in The Well-Crafted Sentence by Nora Bacon and They Say/I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein.
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Active vs Passive Voice in Writing
 
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It was done....by whom? It was written...again, by whom? Let's work to write in the direct, clear active voice of writing. Listen on to find out more!
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Improving Your Writing Style: Get Active (1/4)
 
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Professor Mills, at Randolph-Macon College, explains how switching to an active voice can improve your writing style. https://secure.rmc.edu/community/public/hac/GetActive.pdf
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Research & Writing Tips : How to Change Passive Voice to Active Voice
 
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In writing, changing passive voice to active voice is often as simple as circling such mistakes and correcting them habitually. Change passive voice to active voice with tips from a produced playwright in this free video on writing skills. Expert: Laura Turner Bio: Laura Turner received her B.A. in English from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., graduating magna cum laude with honors. Her plays have been seen and heard from Alaska to Tennessee. Filmmaker: Todd Green
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How to Eliminate Passive Voice From Your Writing
 
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Righting Your Writing -- Why Active Voice
 
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A brief explanation of active voice and some explanation for why active voice is superior to passive voice in writing.
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Ice Breakers for Active Listening : Teaching & Learning Styles
 
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Subscribe Now: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ehoweducation Watch More: http://www.youtube.com/ehoweducation Active listening is a lot easier with a few properly played ice breakers beforehand. Learn about ice breakers for active listening with help from an education professional in this free video clip. Expert: Kevin Roberts Filmmaker: Jerome Sawyer Series Description: Education doesn't stop the moment a student leaves the classroom. Find out more information about a wide variety of different areas of education, including what to put in a classroom and how to improve a parent teacher relationship, with help from an education professional in this free video series.
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Tutorial on Style in Professional Writing: Active and Passive Voice
 
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"Manipulating voice for effective workplace messages" briefly explains how to choose and use the most effective voice in any document at work. The video is based on the research-based principles published in Revising Professional Writing (see parlaypress.com). The video uses the example of a job applicant rejection letter. You can see a copy of the document at ProsWrite.com.
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Passive and Active Verbs, Creative Writing
 
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http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com http://solomation.com Creative writing/ storytelling tutorial,I will only make a video containing information I think you will not easily find somewhere else and find useful to improving your writing. My tutorials are minimally produced and focus on how much useful information I can provide writers. My understanding of writing comes from continual self-teaching and lots of user-know-how. The writing strategies offered in these tutorials can also be applied to film work, storyboarding, cartooning, etc. but they are still very much about writing. Writing is an important skill for most kinds of multimedia artists. These tutorials are offered for free to help promote my own story telling so please take a moment to see one of my animations at http://solomation.com. The name of my illustrated story is Terrible Immunity. Thanks and I hope your writing goes well! Also check out: All my fiction writing/ creative writing videos: http://creativewritingtutorials.blogspot.com See all my figure drawing tutorials here: http://figuredrawingtip.blogspot.com See all my hand drawn letters tutorials here: http://handletter.blogspot.com See my storyboard tutorials here: http://storyboardtutorials.blogspot.com See my animation and film tutorials here: http://animationhowto.blogspot.com See my creativity training videos here: http://mediaeraart.blogspot.com/ If you are an educator please let me know how I can work with you. Enjoy! Cy Porter Show notes: You have written a short story and now you want to make it more interesting and exciting to the reader, one of the best ways to do this is to change passive verbs to active verbs. What are passive verbs. A list. Circle all the passive verbs in your writing. Deciding when it's a good idea to use passive verbs.
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Writing TIp: "Use the Active Voice in Your Garden Blog"
 
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"Shirley's Garden World Report," the weekly online Garden TV talk show presents the "Be A Better Garden Blogger" series with Katie Elzer-Peters. Peters is a professional writing consultant and offers garden bloggers easy tips to improve their writing style. Visit Katie Elzer-Peters at www.GardenofWords.WordPress.com and watch the show at www.GardenWorldReport.com Hosted by garden television host, Shirley Bovshow
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Top 5 Tips to Develop Your Fiction Writing Voice
 
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Aspiring writers often wonder how to develop their writing voice. In this video I go over my top tips for developing a strong voice that works well for your novel. This video is part of my Novel Boot Camp series. A new video will be posted every weekday in July. The FULL SCHEDULE can be viewed here: https://ellenbrockediting.com/2016/06/22/novel-boot-camp-free-novel-writing-course-workshop-in-july/ Please like, subscribe, and share my videos! It really helps me out. Thanks for watching! VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS - Reading a wide variety of novels is essential in creating a strong voice. - Avoid stealing or mimicking another writer's voice because you will struggle to maintain that voice over the long run. You will likely get frustrated and quit writing. Five Tips for Developing Your Writing Voice 1. Write with Intention - Think about the emotion and tone you want to convey to readers and make sure your word choices reflect it. If you want to create a tense or scary tone, don't compare clouds to fluffy pillows. If you want to create an uplifting tone, don't compare a mountain range to the edge of a serrated knife. 2. Experiment with Point of View - Writers often stick to one point of view because they are comfortable with it or because they believe their genre requires a specific point of view. Experimenting with point of view and choosing the one that works better for you can significantly improve your voice. 3. Edit - Some writers believe that a strong voice means you get everything right the first time, but this is not the case. All writers need to edit their work to bring out their voice and to replace sloppy similes or poor word choices. Editing is a great way to pull out the voice you're shooting for. 4. Know the Basics - A "weak voice" often just means that the writer hasn't mastered the basics. Make sure you understand point of view, passive speech, and tense. It's also important to recognize and avoid cliches, filtering, and telling. Learning and applying the basics can move your voice from weak to competent. 5. Relax - It takes a long time to develop a strong voice so try to be patient. You can also relax because a strong voice is not nearly as important as most writers think it is. So long as your voice is competent and isn't blatantly weak, it is probably strong enough to be successful so long as the story itself is worth telling. A voice that simply gets the job done is sufficient in most genres and most stories.
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How to Find Your Writing Voice — Improve Your Writing Style!
 
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Hiya WriteRighters, Josh Rueff here, welcome to the WriteRightRite! Wow this video took forever... But it was totally worth it — if it helped me remember the best strategies to finding my writing voice, I'm sure it'll help others as well. Many thanks to the photographers, funny pic-makers and composers who helped make this tutorial easier to watch (: I've given you attribution below in the first comment because it wouldn't fit here. Here's the transcription of the information we went over in the how to find your writing voice video: This is one of the best questions I hear from new writers. How do I fine-tune my writing voice? I believe this is one of the most important questions any writer can ask, whether you're just on the brink of making the plunge into writing, or a seasoned writing veteran. It's like your clothes, hobbies, your work if you love it — the art you create, the music you listen to and those glorious DIY projects you build from scratch. Your writing voice is what sets you apart; it's what brings readers to you and fuels your motivation — because writing, once you've found your voice, becomes an extension of your personality, a way to connect with people and a channel to express who you are. There's a lot of noise in the world around us, and as a writer, part of your craft is being heard, and the way we do that is by showing who you are, how you're unique from everyone else and why your voice is important to listen to. This is how you can start finding your writing voice: 1. Find your personality. If you could choose one vehicle that would best communicate your personality, what would it be? If you had to wear 3 sets of clothing to express your personality, what would they be? What are the top 3 foods that you would be if you reincarnated into a culinary dish? (That's assuming you've completely jacked your karma of course) 2. Using the answers you chose from those questions, describe yourself with 3 words. For example, I may say that I'm Inventive, Quirky, and Honest. 3. Now pay attention to how you talk in every day conversation. Do you joke a lot? Maybe you like to debate or dig to the root of every issue — on the other hand you may prefer jumping lightly from topic to topic because you get bored without variety. 4. Using that info, compare it to your writing. Ask yourself, Is this how I talk? One of the most common mistakes a writer can make is to write with words she or he would never use in every day conversation. This will come across as awkward, clumsy and even pretentious at times. 5. What are your favorite books? Do the authors of those books write in a voice you'd like to emulate? If so, study their voice as you read — note how they use punctuation, imagery, metaphors and rhythm. Look for the quirks and nuances that make their voice different from everyone else's. 6. Another great thing to learn about yourself is your life passions. What are your favorite hobbies, sports, pastimes? Choose the word that best describes your favorite activities in life, and add that to the description of your voice. 7. What emotions do you feel most often? Add them to your writer's voice toolbox. 8. Sometimes other people know us better than we know ourselves. Your writer's voice is something your friends and family will know better than anyone — including yourself. Tell them you're honing your writing craft and you need to learn more about your voice. Ask them questions like, what makes the way I communicate different from everyone else? You need to know every odd choice of words, speech ticks, unique expressions and body language. Ask them the same questions you just asked yourself, and make sure it's not all about you — tell them how you think their personality is unique and learn about how they'd describe themselves. After you've done this — keeping notes of your answers and other people's answers, keep the good and trash the bad. If you have a tendency to ramble, learn to be succinct. If your vocabulary is bland, expand your mind with new words — once you've used a new word in conversation twice a day, every day for a week, you've gained ownership of that word. Try it, you'll see what I mean. Weed out everything you don't like about your current voice, and strive to create the voice that you want. Don't worry about being a copycat — if you start writing like Hemingway it'll come across as... not real. But over time with lots of deliberate practice, your voice will emerge with only hints of influence from Hemingway and your other favorite writers. One last thought I'd like to add is that finding your writing voice takes time. Be patient and be as deliberate as possible in learning your current voice, choosing your ideal voice, and creating the perfect writing voice that expresses who you are, and makes the statement " I am important to listen to".
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Writing Sentences
 
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An intro to the wonderful world of writing sentences
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Hemingway's writing style explained
 
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Ernest Hemingway was a subject, verb, direct object kind of writer. His sentences were short and easy to read. His writing set a new style genre in literature. Bill Castanier of mittenlit.com share this information at "Ask The Experts" at the Friendship House MSU in East Lansing.
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Creating A Style Guide & Voice - Business Writing & Grammar
 
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Click here for full course playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?feature=edit_ok&list=PL7x45KHuu46l1lMErNTx6gkTRMt48oRLV Good writing is one of the most neglected but critical ingredients for business success. Bad writing can compromise the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns and risk your relationship with customers, clients and employees. Great writing, however, has the power to not only make an excellent first impression, but to persuade people to listen to you. This course will walk you through everything you need to know in order to improve your advertisements, Facebook and twitter posts, email newsletters, B2B communications, business proposals and much more. It will also address the most common grammatical errors that professionals make, and how to correct them. For more information and resources, be sure to check out http://www.docstoc.com. There you'll have access to an array of valuable tools to help you start and grow a business. And for additional video courses, check out http://www.docstoc.com/courses
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How to Write Better- Writing Tips on Voice, Tense, Perspective, Cliché and Wordiness
 
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Friend us: https://www.facebook.com/psychetruthvideos How to Write Better- Writing Tips on Voice, Tense, Perspective, Cliché and Wordiness Justine Tal Goldberg discusses how to correct the most common mistakes made in writing. Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction, or in an academic setting, these tips are a vital foundation for good writing. By knowing the common mistakes that writers make, you can improve your writing and make sure you don't make them too! These are the best tips for writers looking to improve their writing and be better writers. Justine addresses these 5 mistakes and gives tips on how to avoid them: - Passive and Active Voice - Tense- Past, Present, Future - Perspective, Point of View- 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Person Perspective - Cliché - Economy of Language- wordiness, modifiers, phrase Visit the WriteByNight Website at; http://www.writebynight.net/ This video was produced by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.twitter.com/psychetruth http://www.facebook.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth © Copyright 2011 Target Public Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. writing book books novel novels write "how to write" "how to" writer writes on creative fiction nonfiction short stories how tips words word passive active voice tense secrets perspective 1st 2nd 3rd person cliché instruction improve better by night Justine Goldberg secrets video best advice psychetruth writebynight edit editing publish #Psychetruth #WellnessPlus
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WRITING STYLE 1: Sentence Structure
 
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The first episode of Dr. Chandler's webguide to English style. These lectures are deeply indebted to Martha J. Kolin and Loretta S. Gray's excellent guide Rhetorical Grammar. They also make use of instructive materials found in The Well-Crafted Sentence by Nora Bacon and They Say/I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein.
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Language tips to improve academic writing
 
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Language is one area researchers often struggle with when writing a research paper. This video shares four must-do’s of research writing: focusing on sentence structure to ensure that the most important ideas are conveyed in the first part of the sentence, choosing between active and passive voice, using simple words whenever possible, and writing clearly using fewer words.
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Technical Writing 101: Approaching the Blank Page
 
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In this video Nicky Bleiel covers: Outlining, Card Sorting, Best Practices, Active vs. Passive Voice, Editing Tips, and the "KISS" Principle. Links referenced in the video & useful references: "How to Card Sort" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTW3aG... Grammar Girl on Active vs. Passive Voice: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/... "The Value of Passive Voice" on BioMedicalEditor.com: http://www.biomedicaleditor.com/passi... Yahoo! online style guide: http://styleguide.yahoo.com/ Grammar Girl Tips for Better Writing: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/ Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (2012) Gregg Reference Manual by William A. Sabin (2010) On Writing Well by William Zinsser (2001) The Elements of Style by Strunk and White (2008) Technical Writing 101 by Alan Pringle and Sarah O'Keefe (2009) Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss (2006) Download your free trial of Doc-To-Help at: http://www.doctohelp.com Use Doc-To-Help's HTML5 content editor or Microsoft® Word and produce desktop Help, Online Help, Web, Responsive, eBook, and print deliverables. All you need to do is write (or import) and Doc-To-Help does the rest.
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Using the Active and Passive Voice in Writing
 
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If you don't know what the passive voice is, then this video should be watched by you! Make your writing livelier and more concise with these helpful tips.
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WRITING ELEMENTS OF STYLE
 
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Novelist Stephen King and I agree: ELEMENTS OF STYLE a classic text. Use: active voice, positive form, fewer words, fewer qualifiers. See my http://WriteYourBookWithMe.com
Active, Passive, and Reactive Characters ⚡️ Writing Advice Q+A
 
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Writing in an Academic Style (Part 1)
 
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In this instructional video, writing expert Lucy Malenke discusses the following aspects of writing in an academic style: - Point of View - Active vs. Passive Voice - Information Flow
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√√ Newspaper Writing Style - Text Type Studies | iitutor
 
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https://www.iitutor.com/ Writing for a newspaper embodies the philosophy of ‘less means more’. Journalists write less on the page to focus more eyeballs on their article and save the editor having to cut them off. Writing concisely refers to only writing what is required and cutting out the rest. Journalists do this in order to make their articles as short as possible. It also makes what they write clear and direct. They do not overuse description or vocabulary, and concentrate on simply telling a reader what is important. A ‘reading age’ is how a journalist’s writing style and vocabulary is tailored towards readers. It refers to reading level that a particular newspaper targets. Depending on the publication, the age is generally set at either an 8th or 10th grade reading level.  Newspapers articles (not features or columnists) are meant to be objective. This means that they are unbiased. News articles are written in the following ways: Present both sides of the story Written in passive voice Adopt a neutral tone Allow the reader form their opinion Passive Voice is where the writer or speaker is ‘removed’ from what takes place. They have no active role or opinion. Journalists use passive voice to remain impartial and avoid making accusations that cannot be proven. They present ‘facts’ in such a way that a reader can draw their own conclusions. The Story: Monty and Jasper are two boys who had an argument in the school yard. Monty claims that a $2 coin that Jasper found was his, while Jasper claims that he simply found the coin lying in the grass. Sensationalism Thievery and verbal arguments are rife within a local primary school, with two students reprimanded over an ugly dispute involving a two dollar coin. Tips for Your Writing There are a number of lessons from the newspaper journalistic style that you can apply to your own writing: Eliminate wordiness Don’t overextend your vocabulary Be direct Make every word important Edit, edit, edit! Newspaper articles are concisely written They are (mostly) objective Use passive voice
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Writing coach tip #5, write in active voice
 
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As my writing clients will attest, I place a lot of emphasis on writing high-velocity copy. In other words, making sure the words we write are a fast read and energize and engage the people who read them. There are many tools for accomplishing this.One of the best is making sure we write in active voice, rather than passive voice. This video illustrates the difference.
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English Writing Style - Voice
 
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How to use the active voice and passive voice
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05 quick tips to improve your Business Writing - Business English Lesson
 
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05 quick tips to improve your Business Writing - Business English Lesson Blog : http://www.learnex.in/05-quick-tips-to-improve-your-business-writing In today's business world we are so dependent on emails therefore it is important for us to follow certain Business Writing tips. Most business people have very little experience with writing. While those with business degrees probably did a bit of writing in school, it’s rarely stressed in business programs, and learning to write well is hardly the driving force behind most people’s desire to go to business school. Spending some time to improve your writing can result in a marked improvement in your promotional prospects and client building. Website : http://www.letstalkpodcast.com Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/letstalkpodcast 1. Avoid Jokes and Clichés Jokes and Cliches should be avoided when writing a formal email. Adding jokes to your content will make you look unprofessional, therefore it is best to be avoided. There are certain phrases that are overused in the corporate world, it is better not to add it to an email. 2. Curb your enthusiasm - Business writing is not the same as texting or instant messaging, where emoticons run rampant and it’s acceptable to use acronyms like LOL after every sentence. While it’s OK to write casual emails to your co-workers, avoid overusing exclamation points and excessively friendly wording like xoxo or smiley's(emoticons). Avoid “cutesy” language in a professional email. 3. Use Active writing instead of Passive writing -Use the active voice instead of the passive voice to sound more assertive and powerful. For example, not “The report was submitted by the team lead to the CEO,” but “The team lead submitted the reports to the CEO.” Using Active writing is direct and professional. Subject followed by the verb and then followed by the object. 4. Keep a check on grammar and spelling errors - Believe it or not, silly grammar mistakes or spelling errors can doom business relations. Clients and business associates notice when your letters aren't proofread. Grammar is a necessary skill for composing effective business letters, e-mails, and memoranda. 5. Do not use Slang terms or offensive words - English slang is hard to properly translate. The intended meaning often is lost in the translation. In some instances English slang can actually be translated into something offensive, which is not good for business relations. Slang terms are fun to use in a casual environment but please avoid it in the professional world. Also one should not use profanity or offensive words that will offend people and spoil business relations. In conclusion, you should always do what you have to in order to convey pertinent information in your business writing. It usually is beneficial to have a professional tone in writing that pertains to your business
WRITING STYLE 10: Paragraph Cohesion
 
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The tenth lesson in Dr. Chandler's guide to writing style. These lectures are deeply indebted to Martha J. Kolin and Loretta S. Gray's excellent guide Rhetorical Grammar. They also make use of instructive materials found in The Well-Crafted Sentence by Nora Bacon and They Say/I Say by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein.
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What Style and Voice Look Like in Writing
 
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An instructional video with examples of what style looks like in writing
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Writing and speaking - Use the active voice
 
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Use the active voice unless there's a good reason not to. It's what professional writers and speakers do. Think of the formula: Active = Actor/s + Verb. Ralph Brown has been writing professionally for 40 years - as a television journalist and in business. His six books include two on writing. He is the founder of Skillset http://www.skillset.co.nz Skillset has a mission to make people more effective at work.
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Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century - with Steven Pinker
 
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Does writing well matter in an age of instant communication? Drawing on the latest research in linguistics and cognitive science, Steven Pinker replaces the recycled dogma of style guides with reason and evidence. Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe Watch the Q&A here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rYAnYXIhL0 In this brand-new talk, introduced by Lord Melvyn Bragg, Steven argues that style still matters: in communicating effectively, in enhancing the spread of ideas, in earning a reader’s trust and, not least, in adding beauty to the world. Steven Pinker is an experimental psychologist and one of the world’s foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature. He is Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University and conducts research on language and cognition but also writes for publications such as the New York Times, Time, and is the author of many books, including The Language Instinct and How the Mind Works. Melvyn Bragg is a broadcaster, writer and novelist. He was made a Life Peer (Lord Bragg of Wigton) in 1998. Since then he has hosted over 660 episodes of In Our Time on subjects ranging from Quantum Gravity to Truth. He was presenter of the BBC radio series The Routes of English, a history of the English language. He is currently Chancellor of the University of Leeds Subscribe for regular science videos: http://bit.ly/RiSubscRibe The Ri is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ri_science and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalinstitution and Tumblr: http://ri-science.tumblr.com/ Our editorial policy: http://www.rigb.org/home/editorial-policy Subscribe for the latest science videos: http://bit.ly/RiNewsletter
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Tips for business writers. Make your writing clearer by using the active voice.
 
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A short video that shows you how to write in the active voice and explains the pitfalls of writing in the passive voice. Made with pieces of card and an iPhone.
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Advanced English Grammar: Participles
 
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Using participles correctly will dramatically improve the quality of your English writing. If you're learning English for university, IELTS, TOEFL, or for your career, this advanced writing lesson is for you! You will learn to analyze sentences so that you can understand them fully and write your own. Often, English learners are unsure of whether an "-ing" word is an adjective or an adverb. In this lesson, you'll learn how the participle "having" includes the subject, verb, and conjunction. I'll show you many example sentences, and you can practice what you've learned on our quiz at https://www.engvid.com/advanced-english-grammar-participles/ TRANSCRIPT Hi. Welcome to www.engvid.com. I'm Adam. In today's video we're going to look at participles. Now, this is a little bit more advanced grammar, but it's very useful and it's used in everyday speaking, but especially for writing and reading because you're going to see participles everywhere. What participles do is they help you get sentence variety, they help you make your sentences shorter, if necessary, they give you a little bit of style. Okay? There are two participles that we need to look at, they are called the active or passive participle. Sometimes you'll see them as present or past participle. Past participles, you're familiar with. Sometimes they're called the verb three, so: "eat", past tense "ate", past participle is "eaten". Right? So that's the participle. Now, especially with the "ing" you have to be careful because "ing" words, although they are verbs with "ing", they can be pretty much anything. They could be a gerund, as you know, so they're nouns; they could be part of the continuous verb, so "be going", so: "I am going", it's a continuous action; but "ing" words can also be adjectives and adverbs. When they are adjectives and adverbs they are actually participles. So it's very important to recognize them and know how to use them. So what I want to do first is I want to look at the adjective participles. Now, what you have to remember about adjective participles, they are... They are reduced adjective clauses. You know an adjective clause, it's meant to modify a noun. It identifies it or gives extra information about a noun. A participle, an adjective participle is that adjective clause minus the subject and the verb. Okay? But we're going to look at that in a second. So let's look at this sentence first. Oh, sorry, let me... I made a little mistake here. "Dressed in his class-A uniform, the marine looked like a recruitment poster." So this is the passive or the past participle ending in "ed", it's a regular verb, so: "dressed". "Dressed in his class-A uniform". Now, if I rearrange the sentence, really, it says: "The marine, who was dressed in his class-A uniform, looked like a recruitment poster." Okay? Like a poster that wants people to join the marines, etc. But I can take that adjective clause, I get rid of the "who was" or "who is", depending on the tense. Get rid of that, and I'm left with a participle phrase. Now, I can take that participle phrase and move it to the beginning of the sentence, just like I have here. The key when you're using participles at the beginning... A participle phrase at the beginning of a sentence, you must make sure that the subject, which is not there but it is understood: who was, who is the marine, so the marine who was dressed in his class-A, and then the subject of the independent clause must be the same subject. Okay? We're going to look at a couple more examples. "Standing near the window, Marie could see the entire village." Look at the other example: "Standing near the window, the entire village was in view." Now, many people will look at both sentences and think: "Yeah, okay, I understand them. They're both correct." This sentence is incorrect. Why? Because the subject here is "the village". Can the village stand near the window? No, it can't. So: "Standing near the window" means Marie. "Marie, who was standing near the window, could see the entire village." This subject cannot do this action, so you have to make sure that the implied or the understood subject in the participle is the exact same as the subject of the independent clause that follows it. Okay? That's very, very important. So now what we're going to do, I'm going to look at a few more examples and I want to show you that you can start the sentence with a participle phrase, but you can also leave it in the middle of the sentence. Okay? Let's look at that. Okay, let's look at these examples now and you'll see the different positions the participles can take. And again, we're talking about participle phrases for the most part. "The jazz musician, known for his tendency to daydream, got into a zone and played for an hour straight." Okay? So what we're doing here, we're giving you a little bit more information about the musician. We're not identifying him. We're giving you extra information, which is why we have the commas.
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