In writing on an academic topic concerned with IT systems and business stuff, my aim is to write with active formulations which liven the text. But I'm noticing that I tend to use human verbs for non-human things, as other formulations end in bloated or passive sentences. Some contrasts appear in the following examples.
The process depends on section Y.
The process is dependent on section Y.
A dependency between the process and section Y exists.
The domain program cannot rely on factor Z.
We cannot rely on factor Z for the domain program.
Is using human verbs for things a bad style? If yes, how can I fix that? Any golden hammers?
Always just using
is makes the text not very fun to read.