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Plumley Coptic Grammar

Now available for download here and on my new Bible translation page: Plumley Coptic Grammar- by John Martin Plumley; An Introductory Coptic Grammar (Sahidic)

1948, PDF, 850 KB. London Home & van Thal 1948;
Fotocopied at the Hebrew University Library, Jerusalem, 1988
Transcribed by George Somsel and Paterson Brown; revised IV.10
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Passive Voice

Has anyone noticed that the Microsoft Word grammar checker, and some public schools, are trying to eliminate the passive voice in English? I for one will never allow it to disappear in my lifetime. But it has actually gotten to the point that when someone who knows English, and uses a passive verb, some others will try to correct them and will say “There is no such word.” Then, when the person who knows English corrects them back and gives proof, the more knowledgeable person is treated as some kind of rude person, or Nazi! When in actuality it is the person who is refusing the clear evidence of what is proper English who is rude. And they already forgot that it was THEY who started the grammar correcting in the first place. If it is rude to correct someone’s grammar from incorrect to correct, then how rude is it to correct someone’s grammar from correct to incorrect? LOL