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Question for the week
Is there anything wrong with the following phrase? "It cost less to reuse boxes than to buy new ones."
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Sam from England asks...
What is wrong with this sentence and what is the grammer rule? The contest winner was me.
Anne answers...
The best way to correct this sentence is to write: I was the contest winner. The rules go like this: Active voice is better than passive voice, and your version is in the passive voice. I is a subject pronoun and must be used because I is really the subject, even if you want to keep the sentence itself in the passive voice.
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