CAHSEE ELA 2.2 Writing: Modifiers and Passive Voice

CAHSEE ELA Writing: Modifiers and Passive Voice, Problem 2. How should this sentence be changed, if at all?

CAHSEE ELA: WritingModifiers and Passive Voice
CAHSEE WritingModifiers and Passive Voice
LanguageEnglish Language
Writing StrategiesModifiers/Precise Language/Active voice

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...and then... obliterate it.

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We don't like passive voice any more than we like passive people.

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So when we come across a sentence like this that doesn't just come out and say what the

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subject of the sentence... did...

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...we have to rewrite it so that it is instead in the active voice.

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Ted was performing the action... not the newspaper.

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So... what is the gist of this sentence?

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Ted wrote a newspaper article, right?

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Right. So we need to just come out and say that.

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Our answer is A.

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As in, "Atomic explosion."