Change passive to active sentences
Define who or what does the action
- If your user does the action, use second person (“you”)
? The file is copied. ? [You] Copy the file.
- If the end user (as opposed to a programmer reading your document) does the action, use “the user”
? The program is run. ? The user runs the program.
- If part of the system does the action, state it (the computer, the software, etc.)
? The communication with X. ? Function A calls Y to communicate with X. is made through Y.
Change “to be” + participle to a strong verb
? A message is sent to the ? The DHandler sends a message to main service. the main service.