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, ...
1) Dead verb list (I.D. – circle then remove). 2) Most dead verbs depend on an
other word in the sentence for the “verb” meaning in the sentence. 3) Often the ...
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Dead verbs (never use except as helping verbs). am. is. are. was. were. has.
have ... Dead verbs (never use except as helping verbs). am. is. are. was. were.
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,
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Dead Word List ... Problem-Solving Strategies to Eliminate Helping Verbs. 1.
Substitute-Sometimes the writer can think of a stronger verb to directly replace a ...
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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 ...
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 blubbered.
May 23, 2016 ... 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.
Jun 12, 2009 ... Why not create a Dead Verbs Cemetery bulletin board? (What a great idea for
Halloween!) and/or print and reference the free “To be or not to ...