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Adverbs (2 Points)

  • 4th and 5th period classes will complete this homework for tomorrow, 9/30/14, and read their independent reading books tomorrow night.
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Parts Of Speech

A thesaurus is not a dinosaur!

As writers, we’re often told “show, don’t tell” and “Use as few adverbs as possible.” If parts of speech weren’t your thing in school, adverbs are those words that modify or describe the verb (action word) and tend to end in “ly.” In the sentence, “He walked slowly/angrily/quickly/quietly”, the adverbs are all those “ly” words telling how he walked. 522 more words

Flash Fiction

D E A T H T O A D V E R B S .. L I T E R A L L Y

I was engulfed in the all too familiar scent of coffee. I treaded on the tiled floor, making my way to the counter. Ordering my usual White Chocolate Mocha made me feel ecstatic, I knew that I wanted to be alone while doodling in my art journal. 462 more words


Going Down

You thought it was finished? So did I. But the word-cull continues

Last autumn, when I drew a line under my 6th or 7th redraft of… 415 more words


Awesome Highways

Its a highway. But not a highway as you know it.
This highway is small in comparison to many others.
But its no less busy than highways you have seen. 303 more words


Writing 101: Death to Adverbs

Sitting cross-legged in my old brown armchair in early Fall, I glance out the glass storm door, which, facing west, admits the evening light.  The setting sun strews wisps of gold across the cobalt sky, behind tall trees that stretch green leafy branches toward the dying light.   144 more words

Writing 101

Yet another Writing 101 assignment: I never met an adverb I didn’t like

The latest Writing 101 task asks us to “go to a public location and make a detailed report of what you see. The twist of the day? 516 more words