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 ...
www.beavercreek.k12.oh.us/cms/lib5/OH01000456/Centricity/Domain/265/Dead Word List.pdf
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 ...
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.
Jan 17, 2012 ... Lesson plan for you and your students to eliminate 'to be' verbs in their writing
and get in the habit of using strong action verbs. You'll be ...
“Dead words,” by my definition, are words students “use to death” in their writing
samples. ... Give each group a laminated list of “Dead Words. ... properly, and
avoiding fragments and run-ons. using subject-verb agreement and verb tense
Feb 13, 2015 ... Banish passive verbs and create blog posts that are super powerful. ... It is
tempting to use a dead verb preceding a list of adjectives, or even ...
Feb 9, 2013 ... But how do you get these nasty, boring verbs out of there? ... It is tempting to use
a dead verb preceding a list of adjectives, or even just one ...
Jun 12, 2009 ... Post a list of the “to be” verbs and the problem-solving strategies listed above for
student reference. Why not create a Dead Verbs Cemetery ...