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
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Feb 9, 2013 ... When I taught elementary school, our coaches instructed us to have funerals for “
dead verbs” with our classes. Our students created coffins for ...
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 ...