Q. How are verbs used most effectively?

Verbs are vigorous, direct communicators. Use the active rather than the passive voice, and select tense or mood carefully.

  • Preferred: We conducted the survey in a controlled setting.
  • Nonpreferred: The survey was conducted in a controlled setting.
  • Preferred: Simpson (2001) designed the experiment.
  • Nonpreferred: The experiment was designed by Simpson (2001).
  • Preferred: Participants sat in comfortable chairs equipped with speakers that delivered the tone stimuli.
  • Nonpreferred: The participants were seated in comfortable chairs equipped with speakers that delivered the tone stimuli.

(adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010)


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  • Last Updated Apr 11, 2020
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  1. Very helpful. Thank you
    by Ahmad on Apr 19, 2020.