On the Passive Voice

I think I’ve written before about my ongoing evolution of understanding with regard to the passive voice.  I think I’m beginning to understand exactly what the passive voice actually is, grammatically speaking. 

And I’m coming to further understand that there’s nothing wrong with a little passive voice, after all.  It can be, in fact, quite useful, and in some circumstances a switch to active voice can actually obscure meaning.

All of which is not to see that I’ve decided to actively embrace the passive voice, per se.  Only not to eschew it.

Here’s another little link in the long saga of the passive voice, for your reading pleasure.

(Link courtesy of Jay Lake)