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Seventy five according to cent lively and 1,322/2,740 = forty eight. 23 in keeping with cent passive in comparison to sixty nine. 7 in step with cent lively and 30. three according to cent passive in technology information. The better percentage of passive utilization within the magazine articles is attribute of 'high-brow' prose, although it contrasts markedly with Tarone 172 educational WRITING IN CONTEXT et al (1981), who chanced on a percent of eighty one according to cent and 89 in step with cent lively voice in astrophysics magazine articles. 1 the themes of every clause have been then analysed by way of the voice in their corresponding verbs (see desk 2). desk 2 topics and voice (excluding stative verbs). C1 ' topic sort Voice \ripffi f*p iJiffr&/tlsC> Inanimate Inanimate Inanimate energetic Passive (Subtotal) 310 286 596 fifty two. 01% forty seven. ninety nine% (29. 50%) 192 288 480 forty. 00% 60. 00% (17. 52%) summary summary summary energetic Passive (Subtotal) 490 255 745 sixty five. seventy seven% 34. 23% (36. 88%) 835 968 1,803 forty six. 31% fifty three. sixty nine% (65. 80%) Animate Animate Animate energetic Passive (Subtotal) 607 seventy two 679 89. forty% 10. 60% (33. 61%) 391 sixty six 457 eighty five. fifty six% 14. forty four% (16. 69%) 2,020 (100%) 2,740 (100%) overall information technology RAs desk 2 exhibits that the distribution of the topics and their verbs in technology information differs considerably from that during the technological know-how RAs. the share of summary matters is sort of part that of the technology RAs, whereas the proportions of either animate and inanimate topics is nearly double. the single different types which are a bit comparable within the databases are the animate energetic and passive verbs. the following attention is the level to which the presence of energetic verbs with inanimate topics is assorted in a number of clinical fields. The figures for every box (cell biology, chemistry, medical psychology, desktop technological know-how, and geology) are in comparison to the nearest classification in technology information in desk three. desk three Distribution of lively and passive verbs in 5 disciplines. box (SN) n lively Passive box (RAs) Biology Chemistry medication expertise Earth Sci. 227 188 314 one hundred fifty 206 67,. eight 78,. 2 71,. zero 87,. three 73,,8 32,. 2 21.. eight 29,. zero 12. 7 26,. 2 mobile Biol. Chemistry Clin. Psych. Comp. Sci. Geology n energetic Passive 238 431 485 831 755 37. four forty-one. 1 fifty nine. 6 60. zero forty eight. 2 62,. 6 58,. nine 40,,4 forty. zero 51,,8 PETER grasp 173 desk three indicates that each box represented within the 5 technology RAs has a miles larger percentage of passive utilization (20—30 consistent with cent larger) than did technological know-how information. Technology/computer technological know-how confirmed the top percent of energetic verbs in either facts units, whereas biology/cellular biology confirmed the bottom. using energetic verbs with inanimate topics, either concrete (InConc) and summary (InAb) is in comparison within the 5 disciplines in desk four. desk four Distribution of topic varieties with energetic verbs in 5 disciplines. box (SN) n Biology Chemistry drugs expertise Earth Sci. 154 fifty six. five 147 forty four. nine 223 38. 6 131 forty four. three 152 36. 2 17. five 27. 2 26. four 22. nine 19. 1 26. zero 27. nine 35. zero 32. eight forty four. 7 mobilephone Biol. Chemistry Clin. Psych. Comp. Sci. Geology 89 177 289 499 36. zero forty six. three forty four. three 20. zero 364 thirteen. five 27. zero 37. zero nine.