Back then, knowledge was around noble classes, so it was a very small circle that must know Latin to understand some written work.
Nowadays, magazines and internet took this difficult articles, wrote them in a nice soft language and presents to ordinary people the idea of the scientific article, without using the experiments and so. Because of that, it's easier to understand.
Besides, scientific investments has grown more than ever in 21 century. We have more knowledge than ever!
it would have seemed more exciting
Since the writer is talking more about facts, the tone of the passage would have seemed more credible for the readers in 1898 versus readers today.
The passage is from of the novel "The War of the Worlds" by "H. G. Wells", and the narrator seems to be well educated. The passage is not very complicated to understand and the narrator gives scientific facts on the points mentioned in the passage. He is not insulting the readers by showing his knowledge. It is not frightening either and one doesn't need to confirm about the narrator's knowledge.
So, the writing would have seemed more credible for the readers in 1898 in comparison to the readers today.
We can select the correct answer among the multiple-choices. The author doesn't insult the readers because there is not any valid evidence to prove it. The same applies to the second option. We don't know that the narrator is knowledgeable or not - we need extra information to confirm that. The excerpt is just one sentence and it is clearly defined that there is nothing complicated. The only correct and suitable option is the last one since the answer is closer to understand. The correct answer is D.
active voice: my father cut the tree.
passive voice: the tree was cut by my father.
active voice: people buy newspapers every day.
passive voice: newspapers are bought (by people) every day.
active voice: people have been using movies as political propaganda since world war ii.
passive voice: movies have been used as political propaganda since world war ii.
active voice: donna gave me my birthday present.
passive voice: i was given my birthday present (by donna). / my birthday present was given to me (by donna).
active voice: mom will leave the keys on the counter.
passive voice: the keys will be left (by mom) on the counter.
the words in parentheses are the agent of the passive voice and can be omitted when obvious, generic, or simply unnecessary.
- "there are several movements that doris lessing was associated with. first of all, communism. she pursued her communist beliefs and included them in her writing, and was also a member of several communist book clubs. she is also strongly associated with feminism, her fight for equality and women's rights.
doris lessing is the kind of writer who has followers, not just readers. they have been engaged to her chiefly because of her involvement in major problems, such as politics and woman-ism."
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