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Image Grammar Brushstroke #1
Adjective + Adjective Make sure you are jotting this information down This brush stroke will not only review parts of speech, but it will also illuminate your writing
Painting with Adjectives Use an adjective + an adjective to describe a noun or pronoun in a sentence. Play around with the order, the adjectives can go anywhere
Heres an example Old and wrinkled, the woman smiled upon her newborn great-grandson. Now lets try one of yours!
Brush Stroke #2 Painting with infinitive verbs
What is an infinitive verb? An infinitive verb is a verb in its raw form For example: dance, sing, talk, smoke, jump Words like: dancing, sung, talked, jumps…all have endings that change the meaning or significance of the word
How do you use this technique? Here is an example: To bake a cake, you must have all of the ingredients. OR To dance, you must have rhythm.
Brush Stroke #3 Painting with Absolutes
What is an Absolute In easy terms, an absolute is a noun + an ing word Example: Engine smoking, gears grinding, the car chugged into the parking lot.
Brush Stroke #4 Painting with Active verbs
What is a passive verb? A passive verb is a verb that utilizes one of the forms of to be Is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been Example: The grocery store was robbed.
Active Verbs Example: Two armed men robbed the grocery store.