Issue with the never ending Passive voice

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I am new to Grammarly. Thanks in advance for the value of your time and effort.

See example:

I could reveal the done deal likewise; I am not certain if it has been officially announced.
asked Jun 05 '13 at 19:14 Helen Petrucci New member

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Helen, I'm not sure what your question is. Could you be more specific, please?

link comment answered Jun 06 '13 at 01:55 Ahmad Barnard Expert
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'Done Deal' is a colloquialism and should be avoided in formal writing. Your sentence also doesn't exactly make sense. Most of the problem is with likewise. It would help if I understood what it is trying to say, but I can tell you that your biggest problems are with likewise and done deal and not the passive voice. Has been announced officially is not really a problem, as avoiding the passive voice isn't a strict rule, although you could sidestep it by reworking the sentece. I would give you an example but I honestly don't understand where you are going.

link comment answered Jun 06 '13 at 06:12 TyJBrown13 New member

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