What is wrong with the sentence below?
Ann Fin, a junior English major, was not a good skier, but she always tried her best, and was rewarded for her efforts.
Verb use in "She always tried...and was rewarded..."
While the first part is in active voice, the second is in passive. Strictly speaking, it is preferable to use either the active or the passive voice in the same sentence.
Instead of: The thief broke into the house and was caught by the police.
Consider: The thief broke into the house, and the police caught him.
...she always tried her best, and they rewarded her.
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