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Analysis on Passive-voice Mistakes in Business Correspondences Based on Functional Grammar
Pages: 60-65
Year: Issue:  8
Journal: Journal of Weinan Teachers College

Keyword:  functional grammarbusiness correspondencespassive voicemistake analysis;
Abstract: Passive voice is one of the common mistakes made by people in the trade line or college students.Mistakes of pas-sive voice include not only grammatical errors but also interpersonal ones,which refer to misunderstandings resulted from improper word order or words under certain circumstances.The paper makes analysis on the reasons for mistakes in passive voice from the fol-lowing five aspects:subject-verb disagreement,embedded structure,word order,tense and link verbs.The differences in syntax and the weaknesses of second-language learners in the functions of English lead to the mistakes both in syntax and communication.With the correct usage of passive voice under proper practices,the tone of writing appears to be objective and polite,which makes people more trustful and the company more reliable during business communication.Then the aim of promoting international trade through effective communication can be achieved.
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