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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Oct 2, 2013 9:08 PM

Post by Christopher Lee on October 2, 2013

Also, at about 7:20, whenever I try to go there or beyond, it automatically sends me to the beginning.
Could you please try fixing that?

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Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Wed Oct 2, 2013 9:07 PM

Post by Christopher Lee on October 2, 2013

For the practice answers, would it also be correct if, for the second question, I said:?
We can't deliver the brochures today due to circumstances beyond our control.

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Sun Aug 4, 2013 11:33 AM

Post by Beverly Terry on August 4, 2013

This is not a question but a comment. In one more lesson, I will have completed this course. I have noticed that contractions have been used consistently throughout this course, i.e. can't, isn't, etc. I have not noticed this in my readings, but it has rattled me during this course.

I have gained a lot, but will be finishing the course without the clarity I need regarding when to use a comma in cases involving coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and relative pronouns. (I am presently confused as to whether my opening sentence requires a comma.)

Active vs. Passive Voice

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:08
  • What is Active Voice? 0:29
    • Active Voice Definition
  • What is Passive Voice? 1:04
    • Passive Voice Definition
  • Active or Passive? Practice 1:45
  • Active or Passive? Answers 2:05
  • When to Use the Active Voice 2:41
    • Example
  • When to Use the Passive Voice 3:18
    • Minimize the Significance of the Agent
    • Emphasize the Recipient of the Action
    • The Agent of Action is Unknown or Cannot Be Revealed
  • Practice 5:52
  • Practice Answers 6:14
  • Practice 2 6:57
  • Practice 2 Answers 7:31
  • Practice 3 8:21
  • Practice 3 Answers 8:42