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Anybody here care about "passive voice" ?

I do not even notice at all when passive voice is used but s...
Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  01/21/18
it's disgusting and fireable imo.
MoreDoughHi
  01/21/18
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dirte
  05/16/18
i like it
flip flop prole in first class
  01/21/18
it is liked.
MoreDoughHi
  01/21/18
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LetsGetOutofThisTown
  01/21/18
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Judas Jones
  05/16/18
It is really liked by me here
CapTTTainFalcon
  05/16/18
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dirte
  05/16/18
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fumblerooski
  05/16/18
when the passive voice is used it doesn't even occur to me
a den of proles
  01/21/18
cr
Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  01/21/18
It frequently comes in handy when you don't want to expressl...
..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,
  01/21/18
ladies were raped, orgasms were had.
MoreDoughHi
  01/21/18
Agreed - it is useful for obscuring meaning and eliminating ...
Decline and Fall of the Spherecucks
  01/21/18
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dr. charlie brown
  05/16/18
Using it is generally a sign of low IQ
Destroy all NPCs
  01/21/18
*caring about it
Morbidly Obese Sex Robot
  01/21/18
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lawdads8
  01/21/18
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Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  01/21/18
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Guy Debord
  05/16/18
*its being cared about
.,.:;:;,:.;::;,:
  05/16/18
Most people are not very good writers and this is writing ti...
..............;...................
  01/21/18
mistakes were made
Rod Gozegna
  01/21/18
buttholds were gaped.
MoreDoughHi
  01/21/18
Sometimes you don't know the agent of an action, or want to ...
Coriolanus
  01/21/18
There's no need to identify the agent of action in every sen...
Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  01/21/18
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Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle
  05/16/18
Some folks were tortured.
JewJew Smith-Shyster
  01/21/18
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\ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / /
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Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  02/16/18
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Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  05/16/18
passive voice critique is flame...whenever they talk down pa...
Boomer Life-Coach Telling You To Accept Diversity
  05/16/18
It is thought by me that what should have been said by you i...
animeboi
  05/16/18
it has its PLACE...
Boomer Life-Coach Telling You To Accept Diversity
  05/16/18
right, and I don't think anyone complains about it in those ...
drunken donuts
  05/16/18
I do. Always read over my stuff first and edit accordingly.
.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.
  05/16/18
a chemistry is performed
The Lawman on the Sybian
  05/16/18
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Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman
  05/16/18
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A Jurisprudence is Performed
  05/16/18
There is nothing wrong with passive voice. As mentioned abov...
''"'''"'''"'
  05/16/18
LOL my crazy old boss demanded that we never use passive voi...
lawdads8
  05/16/18
Give examples
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  05/16/18
I'm taking notes for a meeting with 10 people and trying to ...
lawdads8
  05/16/18
it's AWFUL in science literature. that this is acceptable in...
\ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / /
  05/16/18
It's used in science because otherwise the subject would alw...
animeboi
  05/16/18
what's wrong with that. "we mixed A and B. we measur...
\ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / /
  05/16/18
This is the worst example you could have found imo. No one g...
End Road Work
  05/16/18
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The Lawman on the Sybian
  05/16/18
biglawyers - tearing out their hair over the "passive v...
A Jurisprudence is Performed
  05/16/18
Lawyers are the quintessential rule following cucks even whe...
End Road Work
  05/16/18
That is an outrage up with which I will not put.
dr. charlie brown
  05/16/18
LOMA
End Road Work
  05/16/18
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The Malicious Prepschool Allegations
  05/16/18
It generally provides for a cleaner, faster read. But as lon...
[_____Sign Here____]
  05/16/18
A place for it is had.
Boichester United
  05/16/18
...
.,.:;:;,:.;::;,:
  05/16/18
its horrible. get rid of it. getting rid of it does wonder...
...,,..,,.,
  05/16/18
It was not cared for much by me, to be honest.
.;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,
  05/16/18


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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:20 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)

I do not even notice at all when passive voice is used but some people in the legal academy totally lose their shit over it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203540)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:21 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

it's disgusting and fireable imo.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203545)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:14 AM
Author: dirte



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061517)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:24 PM
Author: flip flop prole in first class (ggtp)

i like it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203561)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:25 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

it is liked.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203567)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:27 PM
Author: LetsGetOutofThisTown



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203580)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:38 AM
Author: Judas Jones



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061231)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:00 AM
Author: CapTTTainFalcon

It is really liked by me here

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061399)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:15 AM
Author: dirte



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061519)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:10 AM
Author: fumblerooski



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061478)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:25 PM
Author: a den of proles

when the passive voice is used it doesn't even occur to me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203569)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:26 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)

cr

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203572)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:34 PM
Author: ..,..,..,...,,,...,..,.,,.,..,.,,


It frequently comes in handy when you don't want to expressly mention the actor (e.g. mistakes were made v. [noun] made a mistake)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203618)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:35 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

ladies were raped, orgasms were had.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203622)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:44 PM
Author: Decline and Fall of the Spherecucks

Agreed - it is useful for obscuring meaning and eliminating clarity, which can be helpful if you are trying to be vague. The problem is most people are not doing this on purpose.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203682)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:14 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36060697)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:35 PM
Author: Destroy all NPCs (All poasts are performance art )

Using it is generally a sign of low IQ

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203624)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:36 PM
Author: Morbidly Obese Sex Robot

*caring about it

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203631)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:43 PM
Author: lawdads8



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203675)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:46 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203696)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:48 AM
Author: Guy Debord



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061293)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:11 AM
Author: .,.:;:;,:.;::;,: (ethical boihole)

*its being cared about

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061487)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:39 PM
Author: ..............;...................


Most people are not very good writers and this is writing tip 101, so they just regurgitate it constantly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203650)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:41 PM
Author: Rod Gozegna

mistakes were made

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203667)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:42 PM
Author: MoreDoughHi

buttholds were gaped.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203671)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:43 PM
Author: Coriolanus (STEM to Win)

Sometimes you don't know the agent of an action, or want to obscure it. You need passive voice in these cases.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203676)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:46 PM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)

There's no need to identify the agent of action in every sentence of a paragraph if the entire paragraph is about that agent.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203695)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 12:05 PM
Author: Taylor Swift was not a hobby she was a lifestyle



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061849)



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Date: January 21st, 2018 3:58 PM
Author: JewJew Smith-Shyster

Some folks were tortured.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35203761)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:39 AM
Author: \ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / / (*)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061234)



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Date: February 16th, 2018 11:19 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#35416779)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:09 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36060665)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:10 AM
Author: Boomer Life-Coach Telling You To Accept Diversity

passive voice critique is flame...whenever they talk down passive voice in our training I always give them some shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36060672)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:34 AM
Author: animeboi

It is thought by me that what should have been said by you is "that when passive voice is talked down some shit is always given by myself"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061203)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:40 AM
Author: Boomer Life-Coach Telling You To Accept Diversity

it has its PLACE...

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061243)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:10 AM
Author: drunken donuts

right, and I don't think anyone complains about it in those instances. many people misuse it though, and it makes the writing clunky.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061477)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:15 AM
Author: .,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,. (Poster formerly known as MND)

I do. Always read over my stuff first and edit accordingly.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36060706)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:23 AM
Author: The Lawman on the Sybian

a chemistry is performed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36060760)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:31 AM
Author: Wilbur Mercer, the supreme gentleman (Short Pride World Wide)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061176)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:38 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (Savonarola did nothing wrong)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061227)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:37 AM
Author: ''"'''"'''"'


There is nothing wrong with passive voice. As mentioned above, it's useful when you don't know the actor or want to put less focus on the actor. It's not just about obscuring the meaning - sometimes it is MORE clear to put the actor in the background.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061217)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:39 AM
Author: lawdads8 (peterman)

LOL my crazy old boss demanded that we never use passive voice. It was so f****** annoying trying to eliminate past tense when describing something that already happened

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061236)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:40 AM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


Give examples

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061244)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:43 AM
Author: lawdads8 (peterman)

I'm taking notes for a meeting with 10 people and trying to summarize what someone said without naming them or using passive voice.

Just another hoop to jump through which created more billable hours out of a simple straightforward task and drove me a step closer to killself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061264)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:39 AM
Author: \ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / / (*)

it's AWFUL in science literature. that this is acceptable in that industry is disgusting.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061239)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:54 AM
Author: animeboi

It's used in science because otherwise the subject would always be "I", "we" or "the experimenter" "... tested the specimen." etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061351)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:59 AM
Author: \ \ / /_ ~ _\ \ / / (*)

what's wrong with that.

"we mixed A and B. we measured the result. we found that blah blah"

sounds much more natural than

"A and B were mixed. a result was measured. it was found that blah blah"

that sounds awkward as fuck to me

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061398)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:11 AM
Author: End Road Work

This is the worst example you could have found imo. No one gives a fuck about "we". "I told Angela to pass me the syringe. I then proceed to extract.."

The product and process should be highlighted. You're just use to shit law shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061481)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:14 AM
Author: The Lawman on the Sybian



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061514)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:40 AM
Author: A Jurisprudence is Performed (Savonarola did nothing wrong)

biglawyers - tearing out their hair over the "passive voice"

shitlawyers - http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3927401&forum_id=2#36061165

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061242)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:41 AM
Author: End Road Work

Lawyers are the quintessential rule following cucks even when, contextually, it would be better to use the passive voice they'll make you rewrite an entire sentence.

The same with prepositions at the end of a sentence jfc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061252)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:43 AM
Author: dr. charlie brown (@realcharliebrown)

That is an outrage up with which I will not put.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061261)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:47 AM
Author: End Road Work

LOMA

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061288)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:41 AM
Author: The Malicious Prepschool Allegations



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061254)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:44 AM
Author: [_____Sign Here____] (CircuitCitySpecial)

It generally provides for a cleaner, faster read. But as long as your message is clear, who cares.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061270)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 10:44 AM
Author: Boichester United

A place for it is had.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061272)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 11:11 AM
Author: .,.:;:;,:.;::;,: (ethical boihole)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061484)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 12:01 PM
Author: ...,,..,,.,

its horrible. get rid of it. getting rid of it does wonders for your writing.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061826)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 12:08 PM
Author: .;:..;:;.:.;.,,,.,.:,.;;,;;;..;,


It was not cared for much by me, to be honest.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3866424&forum_id=2#36061869)