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a: Verb ~
b: the "shape" of the verb

What: "The form of the verb is like the "shape" of the verb. We use the form of the verb to create the verb tenses. "

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Writer: Nomen Global
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Date: Oct 10 2013 7:00 PM


And The Add On Make Things Better

a: Verb ~
b: the base price of a car-

What: "What to remember about an infinitive: It is never used as the verb in a sentence. (To before it? Ignore it!)The base form (or infinitive) of a verb is like the base price of a car--it's the one that's modified or changed in some way to create all the other forms of that verb. It is made up of to + the verb"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 10 2013 7:03 PM


Sweetest Word Out There

a: Adverb ~
b: sugar

What: "In writing, the adverb is like sugar. You know it's not good. You need to stay away, but it's addicting. As writers, we try to follow this rule. I used extremely large air quotes right there, but they were waaaayyyyy too big to print."

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Writer: Christopher Winterberg
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Date: Oct 8 2013 7:19 PM



a: Adverb ~
b: the perfect herb

What: "For me, a well-placed adverb is like the perfect herb - sprinkled in the right amount, it adds just the right touch but when overused can completely overwhelm the creation to the point of ruining the entire process."

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Writer: abqwriter
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Date: Oct 8 2013 7:24 PM


Soem Verb Need Good Pr

a: Adverb ~
b: an advertisement for a verb

What: "An adverb is like an advertisement for a verb, right? I'm pretty sure thats why I learned last week."

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Writer: Saru_Inc
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Date: Oct 8 2013 7:26 PM


Garnish Your Sentances With An Adverb?

a: Adverb ~
b: putting a hat on a horse

What: "I seem to remember Fowler saying that adding "ly" to a word that's already an adverb is like "putting a hat on a horse." Same goes for "firstly" in my book."

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Writer: Perchprism
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Date: Oct 8 2013 7:32 PM


No Verb No Action; No Action No Verb?

a: The verb ~
b: a weed in a field of flowers

What: "He describes his hatred for action: "The verb is like a weed in a field of flowers. You have to get rid of it to allow the flowers to grow and flourish. Take away the verbs and the language speaks for itself.""

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Writer: Michael Thaler
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 10 2013 7:03 PM


Sour Writing

a: Incorrect verb tense ~
b: lemon juice on a canker sore

What: "Proofer's Eye means that you can never just read for pleasure. The slightest misplaced comma stabs you in the gut. The odd-one-out verb tense is like lemon juice on a canker sore.'

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Writer: sunshineabroad
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Date: Oct 10 2013 6:42 PM



a: Subject-verb agreement ~
b: making a new friend

What: "Subject/ verb agreement is like making a new friend. When meeting a new friend, you try to find some things that are in common with you."

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Writer: Deborah Lanham
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Date: Oct 8 2013 7:42 PM



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