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Adverbs Paragraphs Active and Passive Voice
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What are adverbs? “Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They’re the ones that usually end in -ly” (King 124)
Words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs; usually end in -ly
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What is a paragraph? “[Paragraphs are] the place where coherence begins and words stand a chance of becoming more than mere works” (King 134).
The place where coherence begins and words stand a chance of becoming more than mere words
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What is passive voice? “With a passive verb, something is being done to the subject of the sentence. The subject is just letting it happen” (King 122).
Something is being done to the subject
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When should you not use adverbs? “I insist that you use the adverb in dialogue attribution only in the rarest of circumstances” (King 124)
Dialogue attribution, or words coming at the end of a line of dialogue
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Why are paragraphs important? “Paragraphs are almost as important for how they look as for what they say; they are maps of intent” (King 130).
Paragraphs are maps of intent; their appearance is as essential as their content
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What is active voice? “With an active verb, the subject of the sentence is doing something” (King 122).
The subject of the sentence is doing something
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When should you use adverbs? “I insist that you use the adverb in dialogue attribution only in the rarest of circumstances” (King 124)
In the rarest and most special of circumstances
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What should paragraphs be? “Paragraphs can (and should be) neat and utilitarian. The ideal expository graf contains a topic sentence followed by others which explain or amplify the first” (King 130).
Neat and utilitarian; containing a topic sentence followed by others that amplify the first
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What is passive voice? “Adverbs, like the passive voice, with the timid writer in mind” (King 124)
Was created for the timid writer (you should avoid this)






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