I am having a difficult time deciding how to take this sentence out of a passive voice. Thanks for the help!

See example:

Widgets Unlimited is poised to be a huge success in the 21st century and beyond!
asked Jan 24 '13 at 16:22 Paula Piubeni-Wolf New member

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Why try? Passive voice is not always wrong per se.  Sounds good as written.

link comment answered Jan 24 '13 at 16:49 Sandy Contributor

I agree with Sandy that the sentence is fine as is.  And I don't think poised is a passive participle here; it's an adjective, is it not?  Nobody poised the company; it is simply poised, in the sense of being in a position to be a huge success.  The adjective poised is one of those adjectives that can be followed by to + an infinitive verb.

link comment answered Jan 25 '13 at 04:44 Shawn Mooney Expert

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