Use Zombies

Friday the 13th tip: One fun way to test whether a sentence is active or passive is to use zombies: if you can add “by zombies” after the verb and it makes sense, you probably have passive voice. for example:
 
The town was attacked (by zombies). Passive.
Zombies attacked the town. Active. Zombies attacked the town (by zombies) doesn’t work.
 
All that to say, try to keep your sentences active rather than passive. You’ll bring life to your sentences and avoid zombies.
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