Social Media 7 examples of passive voice — and how to fix them Passive voice kills good writing. Most of us know that, but sometimes this language faux pas is so insidious that we read through it. Chances are your doesn’t it. [Source: Daily Writing Tips] By Michael SebastianFeb. 4, 2011 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.