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Table 1 Overall results

From: The extent to which the passive voice is used in the scientific journal article, 1985–2015

A Overall
  1985 1995 2005 2015
  n = 3738 n = 1107 n = 1132 n = 1775
Act 24% 21% 36% 28%
Pass 30% 30% 16% 31%
NP 46% 50% 47% 41%
B Overall
  1985 1995 2005 2015
  n = 1569 n = 1569 n = 508 n = 911
Act 24% 30% 35% 28%
Pass 24% 29% 26% 31%
NP 52% 42% 39% 41%