Dead Verbs
What Are Dead Verbs?•They do not show action.            Herman was a lazy dog.  Herman is a very lazy dog.
What Are Dead Verbs? •They are weak.Harry is unable to carryhis own papers.
What Are Dead Verbs?•They are boring. Tony’s eyes are very heavy.
What Makes Verbs Interesting?•Excitement   H elga tossed her papers into   the air as the bell rang.
What Makes Verbs Interesting? •ActionGeorge raced aroundthe track and jumpedthe hurdles to victory!
Wha t A re D e a d Ve rb s ?  am        have     feels  are       is       looks  be        was      sounds  had       wer...
How Can Dead Verb        Sentences be Fixed?                           subject   linking verbThe professor’s classroom was...
How Can Dead Verb       Sentences be Fixed?             subject      action verbChattering students crowded the          d...
Good WritingAction-filled sentences paintsa picture of the author asa mature and sophisticated writer.
Remember- - dead verbslack - - SPIRIT.              De              D                ea                 add               ...
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Dead verbs2.1

  1. 1. Dead Verbs
  2. 2. What Are Dead Verbs?•They do not show action. Herman was a lazy dog. Herman is a very lazy dog.
  3. 3. What Are Dead Verbs? •They are weak.Harry is unable to carryhis own papers.
  4. 4. What Are Dead Verbs?•They are boring. Tony’s eyes are very heavy.
  5. 5. What Makes Verbs Interesting?•Excitement H elga tossed her papers into the air as the bell rang.
  6. 6. What Makes Verbs Interesting? •ActionGeorge raced aroundthe track and jumpedthe hurdles to victory!
  7. 7. Wha t A re D e a d Ve rb s ? am have feels are is looks be was sounds had were smells has acts seems becomes
  8. 8. How Can Dead Verb Sentences be Fixed? subject linking verbThe professor’s classroom was crowded prepositional phrasewith chattering students.
  9. 9. How Can Dead Verb Sentences be Fixed? subject action verbChattering students crowded the direct objectprofessor’s classroom.
  10. 10. Good WritingAction-filled sentences paintsa picture of the author asa mature and sophisticated writer.
  11. 11. Remember- - dead verbslack - - SPIRIT. De D ea add VV er erbs s b

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