AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Robert Davis, iNickolaus Pacione, iJames Steffes, iMs Beeds, iJim Stewart, iAmy Sellers, iDonna Lynch, i

  Home > Education/Training > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Charlene Tess

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· News
· Stories
· Messages
· 30 Titles
· 11 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

   newsletter

Subscribe to the Charlene Tess Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Name:
Email:
Charlene Tess, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by Charlene Tess

Three tips to strengthen your sentences.
by Charlene Tess   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2007

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Charlene Tess

Sisters Writing Crime
Elementary Edition of Simple Steps to Sentence Sense Now Available
A free short story
Writing the Four Parts of Plot by Charlene Tess
How to Keep a Reading Reaction Journal
I Feel Bad for People Who Say They Feel Badly.
Teaching Styles: Sentence Analysis vs Holistic Writing
           >> View all

Here are three tips to strengthen your sentences and make your writing stronger.


Here are three tips to strengthen your declarative sentences:

1.  Your writing will be more effective if you use strong verbs and nouns instead of trying to prop up weak ones with adjectives and adverbs.

Weak: The doctor intentionally spoke untruthfully about the diagnosis.

Strong: The doctor lied about the diagnosis.

Weak: The advertising agency maliciously took advantage of persons with limited income and limited intelligence.

Strong: The advertising agency deceived the poor and the ignorant.

2.  Carefully choose strong adjectives and adverbs, and avoid adding intensifiers.

violent (Not: rather violent)

starved (Not: somewhat starved)

histronic (Not: slightly histronic)

3.  In contrast, do not try to prop up weak adjectives and adverbs with a string of intensifiers.

She was infuriated. (Not: she was very, very, very mad.)

The pain was excruciating. (Not: The pain was really, really bad.)

Be sure to get a copy of my book, Simple Steps to Sentence Sense, which includes pages and pages of help in becoming a better writer.
 

Web Site: Charlene Tess


Reader Reviews for "Three tips to strengthen your sentences."


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Gerald Zollar (Reader) 3/12/2010
Not things I do, after the second or third reading.
But I was hoping you had something more.
What, I don't know.
Popular Education/Training Articles
  1. Through the Eyes of a Rapist
  2. High Output Evaluation Review: Introducing
  3. Fun With Some CON Words
  4. 20 Writing Tips for Better Results
  5. Germany Offers Free College Tuition to U.S
  6. Yellow Journalism
  7. Teaching an Old Dog Some New Tricks
  8. The Astrological Attributes of Peace
  9. Writing Period Pieces
  10. Shocking statistics for US student loan de

Definitions of some Mathematical Terms for 11-18 year-olds (Paperback) by Brainard Braimah

The publication is an important resource for classroom practitioners for Mathematics. It is intended for teachers to explain clearly most of the Mathematical concepts learners will..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

American Heroes: Students Who Learn by Will Clark

A new education book that not only gives twenty important study skills for young students, but also explains why learning is important to protect our country...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.