Dead verbs are the bane of English teachers. The typical list includes 23 verbs --
"is," "are," "was," "were," ...
Dead verbs: Destroy them ! Dead Verbs: is, are, am, have, had, has, be, been,
was, look, were, take, took, went, go, ran, run, make, do, did, gone, came, come, ...
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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 ...
A dead verb lets us know an action has taken place, but it doesn't provide a
detailed picture of the action. A list of common dead verbs include: is, are, am,
Empty Nouns. (* most over used) amount. *fashion picture. *area. *feeling. *
process. *aspect field rate attitude. *level realm basis. *manner respect. *case
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Oct 3, 2007 ... Teacher Jason Lilly described a fun activity to help young writers to remove dead
verbs from their writing. More lessons available at ...
Halloween Dead Words and Dead Verbs Handout. Great for Halloween writing
activities, or even throughout the year. Dead words are overused words that have
Jul 15, 2015 ... Four words that often confuse learners of English are dead, death, die ... Die is a
Verb (an action word); Died is the past tense of the verb Die.
Dec 13, 2011 ... Were is the dead verb, and I have a list of "strong verbs" but nothing makes
besides were makes sence to me. Or He WAS terribly lonely at ...
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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 blubbered.