Students studied adjectives and adverbs recently. When we are taught these two elements and drilled in their use extensively, we leave our students thinking that riddling their work with adjectives ...
When asked how he achieved his lithe and spare prose style, the great crime writer Elmore Leonard said it was really quite simple – at the end of each day he revised what he'd just written "and ...
What’s a sandwich without a little sauce? And, by sauce, of course, I mean mustard. Without mustard, a sandwich is dry, boring and lifeless. Please, I don’t want any emails from the pro-mayo lobby on ...
Often, many of us concentrate on changes in tenses when we change a sentence from the direct to indirect speech. Yes, it is good to watch the behaviour of the verbs involved as well as pay attention ...
What’s a sandwich without a little sauce? And, by sauce, of course, I mean mustard. Without mustard, a sandwich is dry, boring and lifeless. Please, I don’t want any emails from the pro-mayo lobby on ...
United Church of Christ minister F. Russell Mitman transfigures the pulpit with his conviction that preaching is more than a seated activity within the walls of the local church. Because “there is one ...
Pravasan Pillay is a literary ascetic. Chatsworth (Dye Hard Press, 2018), his collection of short stories, is largely unencumbered by adjectives and adverbs. [Chatsworth (Dye Hard Press, 2018)] His ...
She told me loudly and confidently, as if playing Lady Bracknell on stage, that English was rapidly degrading; for example, “The Americans have no adverbs. Absolutely none. They’ve just got rid of ...
When it comes to writing -- whether it's a novel, a press release, website copy or your LinkedIn profile-- adverbs stink. I'm talking about the 'ly'-ending adverbs like exceedingly, highly, quickly, ...
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Remember voting for senior class superlatives? One female and one male student would be named “Best Dressed” or “Most Likely to Succeed” or “Best School Spirit.” Only one student from each gender ...
Adverbs are great. Although some people fear and even hate them, they are a good agent of communication as they provide additional information in clauses. By the way, I assume that you already know ...