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Table 2 overall results for passivizable verbs

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

  1985 1995 2005 2015
Series A
 Act 44% 41% 69% 54%
 Pass 56% 59% 31% 46%
Series B
 Act 50% 51% 57% 48%
 Pass 50% 49% 43% 52%