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How many passive voice structures can you find in this passage? It’s the opening paragraph to the Appendix in 1984 by George Orwell: “The Principles of Newspeak”:

Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism. In the year 1984 there was not as yet anyone who used Newspeak as his sole means of communication, either in speech or writing. The leading articles in The Times were written in it, but this was a tour de force which could only be carried out by a specialist. It was expected that Newspeak would have finally superseded Oldspeak (or Standard English, as we should call it) by about the year 2050. Meanwhile it gained ground steadily, all Party members tending to use Newspeak words and grammatical constructions more and more in their everyday speech. The version in use in 1984, and embodied in the Ninth and Tenth Editions of the Newspeak Dictionary, was a provisional one, and contained many superfluous words and archaic formations which were due to be suppressed later. It is with the final, perfected version, as embodied in the Eleventh Edition of the Dictionary, that we are concerned here.

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Six. They will be identified in Session 9.

Next: The grammar of the passive voice.

Date: 2013-10-22 12:42 pm (UTC)

Meanie!

From: [identity profile] dontconfusethenarrator.wordpress.com (from livejournal.com)
I have to wait till session 9 to check my answers? That's just plain mean!
Date: 2013-10-22 08:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Meanie!

From: [identity profile] dontconfusethenarrator.wordpress.com (from livejournal.com)
Maybe I did; and maybe I didn't.

To be honest, I'm not sure how many were found - probably somewhere between five and eight - and I look forward to seeing your arguments discussed in future posts.

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