Incorrect: A refund was given to him by the hair regeneration company.
Correct: The hair regeneration company gave him a refund.
Incorrect: A good score was achieved by the team.
Correct: The team achieved a good score.
Incorrect: A box of chocolates and a dozen roses were presented to the girl by her boyfriend.
Correct: The boyfriend presented a box of chocolates and a dozen roses to the girl.
ReferencesMore information about this rule is available from the following sources.
- The Elements of Style: rule 11
Printed Resources: (see Books on Writing section)
- Hacker: G2-h