Passive vs. Active
PASSIVE: The assignment was completed by Joe in record time.
ACTIVE: Joe completed the assignment in record time.
Active voice is the preferred essay writing style for the GMAT. If possible you should always use the active voice, since it is more direct and shows action and intent. Statements made in the passive voice are weak because it is difficult to tell who or what is responsible for an action.
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