versus Specific Verbs:
is a general verb in a sentence: "The wind blew through
is a specific verb in the same sentence: "The wind roared through
How is the second sentence
different? Why is it more powerful?
is a general verb in a sentence: The kindergarten class walked to
is a specific verb in the same sentence: The kindergarten class skipped to
How are the children in
the second sentence feeling today? How do you know?
four specific verbs—adore, stroll, chat, and gaze.
Write a short paragraph about a walk in the park on a sunny day. Use
one or two more specific verbs in your composition. Remember to use all
five senses to help your composition to be more descriptive.
Take your rough draft home with you today.
Make at least five corrections to the draft and recopy the paragraph.
Hand in your original and your revised copy to class