Editing Editing is the proper place to tinker with the wording of your sentences. What seemed to make perfect sense when you wrote the First Copy often seems lacking when you read it over later. Wording may be awkward, or perhaps each sentence starts with the subject of the sentence. Sometimes it just seems like a series of short sentences. There are a number of tools in the editor's toolbox that can indeed help give your writing a tune-up.
LY WORDS commonly referred to as adverbs, can be a great way to start a sentence. Sadly, she would not be going with him.
ING WORDS ING WORDS are another way of avoiding the subject starter sentences. Jumping on the bed was great fun for the children.
CLAUSAL OPENERS added to simple short sentences make complex sentences. This variety of sentence types makes for more interesting reading. After Jack got out of bed, he started to make breakfast.
TRANSITIONAL WORDS AND PHRASES allow the sentences to flow together more smoothly. In spite of his sore leg, he finished the race. First, I am going to talk to my teacher. In fact, he never left the house that night.
COLORFUL ADJECTIVES carry the interest of the reader by creating better imagery. Her vibrant beauty was unmatched by anyone at the dance.
DUAL ADJECTIVES OR VERBS means that you use two descriptive words to explain something. The shepherd boy fearfully and desperately screamed to the villagers below.
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