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anonymouslyadd 02-27-13 01:16 AM

Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I hope my writing becomes more compelling. I will use this thread to practice and so can you.

Write one sentence using the active voice with strong action verbs.

Examples of active voice:
  • Marilyn mailed the letter.
  • I threw the ball.
Examples of passive voice:
  • The letter was mailed by Marilyn.
  • The ball was thrown

Examples of action verbs owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/writingtips/preciseverbs.html:
  • Accelerate
  • Agree
  • Depict
  • Hamper
  • Probe
  • Purify
  • Situate
  • Suggest
From dailywritingtips.com:
"sentences in the active voice have energy and directness, both of which will keep your reader turning the pages."

"Sentences written in the active voice are also less wordy than those in the passive voice – and cutting unnecessary words always improves a piece of writing, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction."

anonymouslyadd 02-27-13 01:21 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I created a writing thread.

BellaVita 02-27-13 01:27 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I highfived anonymouslyadd.
:D

anonymouslyadd 02-27-13 01:30 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
BellaVita made me smile.

anonymouslyadd 02-27-13 01:36 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Implementing strategies into your life creates success.

Unmanagable 02-27-13 02:55 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Droppin' knowledge to share with others fosters community.

TygerSan 02-27-13 11:25 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Drinking coffee awakens my higher cognitive abilities. ;)

anonymouslyadd 02-28-13 12:58 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I clarified my initial statement so the audience understood my point.

anonymouslyadd 03-01-13 03:36 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Ruminating thoughts chase away a peaceful mind.

dvdnvwls 03-01-13 04:36 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Ruminating minds chase away a peaceful thought. :)

crystal8080 03-01-13 12:18 PM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Creativity saps from anonymouslyadd's pages like a ravenous dog waiting for its next meal.

silivrentoliel 03-01-13 03:29 PM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I have always been confused by active vs. passive... and I'm not saying that to practice, I am just saying it because it's true. :lol:

It took my professors 3 (of 4) years to give up on trying to explain it to me...

crystal8080 03-01-13 04:20 PM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
I swear I learned it from using Microsoft Word. That stupid annoying bubble coming up alerting me that I am "using the passive voice consider revising":mad::mad:

so annoying.

Sorry...

Microsoft Word taught me about passive writing. :D

anonymouslyadd 03-02-13 03:02 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Writing in the active voice enlivens the reader's brain.

anonymouslyadd 03-02-13 03:12 AM

Re: Writing in the active voice using action verbs
 
Confining my brain's creativity to rules frustrates me.


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