Composed of



I usually use the expression "is composed of" to describe computer systems or subsystems, enumerating the components that compose them. For instance: "A computer is composed of a processor, memory and Input/Output devices". However, Grammarly always recomends to remove the passive voice. I tried several alternative to remove the passive voice, but I did find someone that I could consider good enougth.

Please, do you know the better way to do such kind of description without using the passive voice?



asked Apr 06 '13 at 19:05 Cesar Albenes Zeferino New member

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Passive is correct English, but active voice is preferred in most cases. Passive voice may be the best choice in you use.

Here is a way to write it in active voice. There is no need to capitalize input/output unless you use the acronym I/O.

A computer consists of a  processor, memory and input/output devices.

link answered Apr 06 '13 at 21:29 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Dear Lewis,

Thanks for your answer. It was very useful.

My bests,


Cesar Albenes ZeferinoApr 11 '13 at 11:19

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