As in the example with Elsemieke, you will probably B2C Telemarketing List notice that the active sentence is shorter: Elsemieke is putting the finishing touches to an article. Elsemieke 's article is being finalized . Passive sentences often contain the word "to be" or "to be" and a past participle. In this example it is therefore about 'is' + 'laid'. Besides the fact B2C Telemarketing List that this language makes the sentence longer, the passive form is not B2C Telemarketing List recommended for another reason. In passive sentences you often miss the person who is performing an action. The article is being finalized .
Who is putting the finishing touches to the B2C Telemarketing List article? 'Elsemieke' has disappeared here. This makes the sentence impersonal and/or distant. Making passive sentences active To make a passive sentence active, it can therefore B2C Telemarketing List help to ask yourself: 'by whom?' The answer to the question is the subject you can use for your active B2C Telemarketing List sentence. OnzeTaal also shares a good example, in which you can clearly see this difference: I will contact you within 3 working days. You will be contacted within 3 days. Which sentence appeals to you more?
Even though it's only such a small difference. Using a B2C Telemarketing List passive or passive sentence in your text now and then is of course no problem. Sometimes it just reads really nice as a change. Or does it suit your writing style. But if you want to keep B2C Telemarketing List the text smooth and short, I would recommend to delete it where possible. Also read: 6 words you should delete better: final editing tips I also regularly catch myself using passive B2C Telemarketing List sentences. If you are enjoying writing, you think about it less 'actively'. Only in the final editing do you find out that it can be a lot more active.