English Passive Voice

Language point

'Monopoly has been played on a fire truck, a train and a nuclear submarine, in a cave, a treehouse, and a moving lift.'

Tuesday, 10 May, 2005, 12:00am

Language point

'Police say a man, whose car was packed with 6,000 rounds of ammunition, rifles and a machete, planned to kill as many people as possible in a city neighbourhood.'

6 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Clear and logical instructions

Producing instructions and explanations require clear, unfussy writing. This is quite different from what you do in creating stories or persuasive writing.

The writing of instructions and explanations is good training in thinking and expressing yourself concisely and accurately.

What is wrong with this set of instructions for finding your way to a school?

9 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Criticism of English test 'mistakes' brushed aside

The Examinations Authority yesterday brushed aside accusations that its mock benchmark test for English-language teachers was riddled with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.

The authority admitted to a number of 'slips' but rejected claims in a newspaper advertisement taken out by Maria College private school that the papers contained more than 60 mistakes.

23 Sep 2000 - 12:00am