The newsletter topic of Active vs Passive voice really hit me.
"The charts are not complete." vs "We did not complete the charts."
I hear passive more than active. One's tendency is to stick with the pattern in use. Often, however, it is prompted by a passive question. We need to also ask our questions actively - defining the voice of the response.
"Are the charts compete?" vs "Have you completed the charts?"
We can push toward the active voice from both sides of the question.