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Re: [Phys-L] passive or active voice

It is a matter of taste. But of:

"The temperature of
the water was measured..."


"We measured the water temperature..."

I strongly prefer the second one. It feels more crisp and honest. The idea that there is an experiment but no active experimenters on stage is a fiction anyway, not one worth supporting with a less clear writing style.

So, yes, the passive voice is frowned upon in my class :)