Re: RE: Re: Bad sentence #2

Subject: Re: RE: Re: Bad sentence #2
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com
Date: Fri, 29 May 2015 15:12:24 -0500 (CDT)

Lynn, there are no passive verbs in the sentence. In fact, there is
only one subject - verb pairing:
Use . . . . requires . . .
"to control" is an infinitive acting as a modifier . . . I *think* . .
. and "running" is definitely part of a participial phrase modifying
I think. As my creaky English Grammar teacher gears start turning just
a bit.
"Use" as a noun is fine, I think.
"of the [noun]" is wordy, indirect, and much loved by engineers. But
the sentence is grammatically correct!

On 05/29/15, Lynne Wright<Lynne -dot- Wright -at- tritech -dot- com> wrote:

Its still in passive voice, tho.
And isn't starting the sentence with "Use of" instead of "The use of"
grammatically incorrect?
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