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    I think it's fairly standard - 'you' and 'we' sound a lot less formal, but I wouldn't say 'one' sounds overly formal if used in moderation. I often just extract any kind of personal pronoun and say things like 'It must be noted' etc.

    (Original post by EffDee)
    what's the passive voice?
    The impersonal form of verbs that avoids using an agent such as we, I or you.

    You can always reformulate a sentence into this form.
    One can always reformulate a sentence into this form.

    It's always possible to reformulate a sentence into this form. (Impersonal)
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    My English teacher told me off for using 'one' once in my personal statement, saying it makes me sound like Margeret Thatcher at a tea party, or something.

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