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It is said that: passive voice





The passive voice is often used by politicians because:

  1. They don´t know what they are talking about?
  2. They are making things up?
  3. They don´t want to take responsibility for the words they use?

To be held up

To be held up means to be delayed or detained.

For example: The plane was held up by bad weather. Or, I was held up by heavy traffic.