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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 12:15 pm
Which sentence is clearer and a better choice:

The insured made a flooring selection and the material was ordered.
or
The insured made a flooring selection and we ordered the material.
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hightor
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 12:42 pm
@LBrinkmann,
Quote:
The insured made a flooring selection and we ordered the material.


I think this one is better in this particular case; "....we ordered the material" is more direct and lively.
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 01:06 pm
@LBrinkmann,
The second one. The first one is in passive voice, the second is in active.

Unless you have a good reason for using passive voice (public relations apology, subtle indication of powerlessness, something like that), then use active voice every single time.
LBrinkmann
 
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Reply Fri 18 Sep, 2020 01:06 pm
@jespah,
Thank you!
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