Identifying empty nouns and dead verbs. 2. Revising methods ... 3) Most empty
nouns occur with a prepositional ... 3) Convert the significant noun following “of”.
Dead Verbs: is, are, am, have, had, has, be, been, was, look, were, take, took,
went, go, ran ... Three kinds of dogs, terrier, bull dog, and collies, live at the
Dead verbs are the bane of English teachers. The typical list includes 23 verbs --
"is," "are," "was," "were," ...
Oct 3, 2007 ... Uploaded on Oct 3, 2007. Teacher Jason Lilly described a fun activity to help
young writers to remove dead verbs from their writing.
Die is also a verb. It is the base form of the verb and present tense. It means
when a life is finished. So, you could say- Someday everyone will die. Or I don't
Dec 13, 2011 ... Were is the dead verb, and I have a list of "strong verbs" but nothing makes ... a
strong verb (replace two or three words with, usually, one word).
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am. is. are. was. were. has. have. had. do. does. did. could. should. would. can.
will. might. must. be. being. been. go. going. went ...
Dead Verbs PowerPoint.Good Halloween writing activity. Bury those dead verbs!
Give your students some practical strategies to revise their writing and remove ...
... Death is a Noun (a naming word); Die is a Verb (an action word); Died is the
past tense of the verb ... My leg went dead after sitting on the floor for three hours
www.sd47.bc.ca/school/pie/Students/Documents/'Said is Dead' Word List.pdf
Said is Dead. Verbs to Substitute for “Said”. In a happy way laughed rejoiced
giggled joked lilted sang out. In a sad way cried agonized bawled ... Page 3 ...