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AGENDA - Bellwork —Kinds of Sentences Handout Define kinds of Sentences -Identify common grammatical problems. Define non-descriptive words, wordy phrases and strong verbs. Rewrite sentences using strong verbs, descriptive words, and eliminating unnecessary words.

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18 oct 2012

AGENDA

-Bellwork—Kinds of Sentences Handout

Define kinds of Sentences

-Identify common grammatical problems.

Define non-descriptive words, wordy phrases and strong verbs.

Rewrite sentences using strong verbs, descriptive words, and eliminating unnecessary words.

“Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”—Mark Twain

18 Oct. 2012


Bellwork identify the grammar error 10 18 2012
Bellwork—Identify the grammar error 10/18/2012

  • Identify each of the following sentences as correct, sentence fragment, run-on, or comma splice.

    • Going to the movies.

    • I need chocolate, I’m going to the store.

    • At our house, every Friday is pizza and movie night.

    • My daughter’s 5th birthday is in May I’m baking a chocolate cake because she loves chocolate.


Give your sentences power
Give your sentences POWER!

  • Use sentence variety—simple, complex, compound, complex-compound—throughout your writing.

  • Avoid subject-verb, subject-verb, subject verb constructions.

    • I went to the store. Then I went home. I ate dinner.

      • Fix—After going to the store, I went home and ate dinner.


Give your sentences power1
Give your sentences POWER!

  • Eliminate non-descriptive words—

    • So, then, thing, also, this, these, now, that, really, very, stuff

      • Often these words can be deleted without affecting the sentence.

      • Combine sentences to eliminate this problem.

      • Do NOT start sentences with So or Now.

  • Eliminate redundant phrases

    • I think that…

      • You are writing this, so I already know this is what you think.


Strong verbs
Strong Verbs

  • Eliminate is, was, would, have, had, would like

    • Use powerful verbs.

      • Example: Instead of “I hid” use “I cowered”

      • Example: We had several major setbacks. We suffered…


Apply
Apply

  • Read the following sentences. Combine them into one or two sentences. Eliminate wordy phrases and incorporate strong verbs.

    • The most sudden thing. I saw it out of the corner of my eye and it sent shivers up my spine. In the snow next to the deer track I was following lay cougar tracks.

    • Potential Rewrite:

      • Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye, I spied cougar tracks in the snow. Shivers ran up my spine.


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