Here is a sentence from a textbook:
Passive voice makes sense here because the actor is irrelevant, but then there's this sentence on the same page:
These two sentences have nearly identical structures but for some reason the latter is in active voice. The only explanation I can come up with is that this is done to avoid repetition.
My questions are as follows:
- Why did the author switch between active and passive voice?
- How does the meaning change?
- Who is the implied subject in the active sentence? "People"?