After a long, tedious day of editing, I write a message at four in the morning:
From: Lindsey Kuper
To: Alex Rudnick
Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2009 at 3:57 AM
Subject: M-x find-passive-sentences
...is what I'm dreaming of.
In your professional opinion, how hard is automatic passive voice detection? Are there open-source tools that already do it? [...]
I go to bed.
Ten minutes ago, he calls me and says, "I can have that for you. Today. ...So, do you really need this, or are you just trying to turn me on?"