On Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 10:47 PM Stephen Berman <address@hidden
> The following passage from _The Cambridge Grammar of the English
> Language_ (Huddleston, Pullum, et al., (c) 2002, pp590-591) is apropos:
I'm not surprised, because George K. Pullum has an history of exposing (in the Language Log blog and elsewhere) that kind of prescriptive imposition as baseless. His tirades against the recommendation to avoid passives are legendary.