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  • solidindividual42


    I like the Yoast plugin, and prefer it to the other popular free plugins. But I’m knocking 2 stars off for the awful passive voice detection. It is by no means the end of the world that the plugin struggles with A LOT of false positives for passive voice. It’s just disappointing and annoying.
    I’m begging you Yoast, go talk to the people at Grammarly or something. Just because the word “are” is in a sentence doesn’t automatically make it passive.

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  • Plugin Support Michael Tiña


    Hi @solidindividual42

    Thanks for your review.

    We understand you have a concern regarding the passive voice assessment in the content analysis. Human languages are often very irregular. That’s why it’s not always possible to achieve complete accuracy when automatically analyzing texts. In some exceptional cases, the passive voice analysis might fail to detect passive voice, or it might incorrectly detect passive voice when it isn’t there. 

    We have a help center article here that talks about known false positives for the passive voice detection, which really depends on the site language used. We invite you to create a new topic in the plugin forum if it isn’t one of the known cases, so that we can help provide support, as well as improve the content analyses.

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