Tag Archives: verbs

“Was” Killin’

Sometimes you can’t get around using “was,” but more often than not, it’s a sign of the author’s laziness. The verb is sluggish, blah, boring. It lacks pizzazz. It’s time to whack it out of use as much as possible … Continue reading

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Verbal Deprivation

Authors are depriving themselves. I don’t know why, but for some reason, certain words and verb tenses have landed on someone’s “hit list,” and consequently have become taboo–to the detriment of clarity in our writing. I don’t know who that … Continue reading

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