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preferred voices?

From:nicole perrin <nicole.eap@...>
Date:Saturday, September 23, 2000, 19:04
Yesterday we were reviewing the passive voice in my French class, and
one of the points the teacher made quite emphatically is that the active
voice is preferred.  I know that this is also the case with English,
although I could never understand it.  The only explanation I've ever
gotten is that it's not as powerful as active but I don't really buy
that.  Are any of your conlangs prejudiced against the passive voice?
Or any other voice for that matter?  (Mine aren't)