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revised Is “The first thing” too casual for an academic paper?
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comment Is “The first thing” too casual for an academic paper?
@Misneac: I don't know how to get any more specific than, "academic paper"? I'll edit it into the question title to make it clearer.
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asked Is “The first thing” too casual for an academic paper?
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comment Passive form of A desires B to V
Now that you mention that, another similar construction is, These statements convey value-judgments with which it is hoped the audience will agree.
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accepted Passive form of A desires B to V
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comment Passive form of A desires B to V
For what it's worth, I upvoted this answer because it is close despite this connotation
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revised Passive form of A desires B to V
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comment Passive form of A desires B to V
Thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for. I just wanted to retain the passive voice, but I didn't know how to say what I wanted.
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comment Passive form of A desires B to V
@chaslyfromUK Thanks, that's how to say what I want to do. I want to convert a sentence to the passive form.
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revised Passive form of A desires B to V
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comment Passive form of A desires B to V
@TimRomano That's the point. The passive construction (if it is even properly English) doesn't convey that it is the person who wrote the sentence who desires the audience to agree
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asked Passive form of A desires B to V
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accepted Is logicalness a valid word and if not what word can be used instead?
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asked Is logicalness a valid word and if not what word can be used instead?
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asked Placement of a sentence describing coming paragraphs
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accepted Punctuating a sentence with a “with” after a conjugation