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  • 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 were smells has acts seems becomes
  • How Can Dead Verb Sentences be Fixed? subject linking verbThe professor’s classroom was crowded prepositional phrasewith chattering students.
  • How Can Dead Verb Sentences be Fixed? subject action verbChattering students crowded the direct objectprofessor’s classroom.
  • Good WritingAction-filled sentences paintsa picture of the author asa mature and sophisticated writer.
  • Remember- - dead verbslack - - SPIRIT. De D ea add VV er erbs s b