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Verbs - Personal or impersonal - Active

In the following example, the subject of the verb is clearly the 'doer' (Parrott, 2000 p288).

I heated the test tube.
He heated the test tube.

The I, we or you forms of active verbs may not be acceptable in any academic work in your subject, or in particular types of academic work.

For the he, she, it, they forms, see 'third person'.

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