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What Are Dead Verbs? | The Classroom | Synonym

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Dead verbs are the bane of English teachers. The typical list includes 23 verbs -- "is," "are," "was," "were," ...

What Else? / Dead Verbs

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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, ...

Empty Nouns and Dead Verbs

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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 ...

Dead Word List

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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 ...

Said is Dead Verbs to Substitute for “Said” - SD47

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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.

"To Be" Verbs: List of Strong Action Verbs and Eliminating 'To Be ...

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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 ...

Rest in peace, dead words! - Learn NC

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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 that ...

Change this and make your writing way more powerful - Daniela Uslan

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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 ...

4 Ways to Remove Passive Voice from Your Paper Nail That Paper

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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 ...

How to Eliminate "To-Be" Verbs in Writing | Pennington Publishing ...

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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 ...