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Index 407

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The consistent overuse and misuse of the passive voice devitalized scientipc writing. It became torpid, evasive, and dull, qualities that the writers mistakenly equated with dispassionate objectiviv .... Today, the trend is once again toward clarity of expression and the freer, more concise writing that resultsfrom habitual use of the active voice” (Comroe). Style experts now prefer the active voice, which is more direct, sounds more natural, and usually saves words. It clearly identifies who performs the action, and does not necessarily require the use of pronouns I, we, she, and so forth.

He said he would leave when the experiment was finished depicts a man announcing his future departure. If rewritten as When the experiment was finished he said he would leave it could apply to a man who, after watching the completion of an experiment, suddenly realizes that it is time to go home. A misplaced modifier (sometimes known as a dangling modzjier) appears to modify the wrong element of the sentence, making the sentence confusing or illogical. We purchased rats from a dealer weighing about 250 g.

These agents exert their action by inhibition of synthesis of cholesterol by the liver. 4. We made at least two analyses on each specimen. 18 An Outline of Scientific Writing 5. Our preliminary report included a description of the techniques used for the infusion of fluids into the cerebral ventricles of rats. 6 . Evaporation of ethanol from the mixture takes place rapidly. 7. With the occurrence of increase in the metabolic rate during exercise, there is also an increase in the rate of gas exchange in the lungs.

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