Tags » Adjectives
1. Instead of starting a sentence with “there are” or “there is”, start it with the subject.
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In most cases, simply sweep the expletive away and begin with a subject, as in revision of “There are other steps a company can take before an economic downturn to protect against its impact” to “A company can take other steps before an economic downturn to protect against its impact.”
Adjectives are a big sticking point for writers and editors. Numerous ‘How to Be a Great Writer’, ‘Ten Tips for How to Become a Writer’, ‘How to Write for Just Two Minutes a Day and then Become JK Rowling’ style articles make the same basic points — make characters believable/consistent/likeable, try to avoid excessive grammatical errors, begin with action and, of course, cut all adjectives. 890 more words