Legal writers often unknowingly use the passive voice or vague –“ing” words to create detachment. The problem with this is threefold: it leaves the reader wondering who is doing what, it’s boring, and it’s confusing. Fortunately, getting rid of detachment in your writing is easy if you identify and eliminate passive voice and vague –“ing” words. [excerpt]
CU Commons Citation
Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff, Attaching People to Their Problems: Eliminating Passive Voice and Vague-ing Words from Your Writing, Advocate, Nov. 2010, at 68.