A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Posts tagged ‘grammar tips’

Grammar Tips!


Bette A. Stevens:

Writing Tips: When and when not to use the passive voice!

Originally posted on Elijah Cain:

There is plenty to draw from when it comes to using Active Voice (i.e. AV). It’s use is preferred over its evil step brother, Passive Voice, and therefore affords plenty of instruction on when and how to use it. Whether we like it or not, once in a while the Passive Voice (i.e. PV) enters our writing in such a way that it seems appropriate. Almost as if it belongs there. Sometimes it does! Now, before the rule writers roll over in their graves and begin clawing at coffin lids to escape and haunt me, let me explain:

In most cases, it would be better to write in the AV. Why? Because with AV, the subject rather than the object is the focus of the sentence. In fact, in many cases, PV allows you to omit the subject all together. And because AV is almost always more concise, vigorous, and…

View original 306 more words

Tag Cloud

Laura Best

my little corner of the web

Writing and Music

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Michelle Proulx -- The Website

Shameless self-promotion for my books, plus lots of awesome.

ReadTuesday

It's going to be HUGE!

MTBF's Blog

Helping Moms Create Loving, Healthy, Stable Families

soul n spirit

seeking for happiness in the psalms of life......

Odyssey of a Novice Writer

Aspiring novelist. Avid reader of fiction. Reviewer of books. By day, my undercover identity is that of meek, mild-mannered legal assistant, Kate Loveton, working in the confines of a stuffy corporate law office; by night, however, I'm a super hero: Kate Loveton, Aspiring Novelist and Spinner of Tales. My favorite words are 'Once upon a time... ' Won't you join me on my journey as I attempt to turn a hobby into something more?

Kristen Lamb's Blog

We Are Not Alone

Legends of Windemere

Enjoy the Adventure

Ramona Crisstea

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream

Writing and Illustrating

Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children

Kylie Betzner

Aka Lit Chic. Author of comedic fantasy, coffee junkie, incurable nerd, & leader of The League of Comedy Fantasists!

Sier Wicked Romancer's Persuasive Poetry

Golden Shellbacks Poetry in Life's Platue

P.C. Zick

Author

Poetgeneral

In the world of Literature, Anything Is possible. Poetry/ literature is the express expression of the heart and soul.

Living for Christ and adventure

Annie // Daughter of Christ // 17// USA //

just1more david burton

my ongoing quest to make writerly sense out of something

by David Burton

Ap7 Yoga

Associazione Culturale Paganora 7

Teagan's Books

Now available: "Atonement, Tennessee"

rhanidchae

As the spirit moves me. ☺

barsetshirediaries

A site for the Barsetshire Diaries Books and others

Hoxton Spanish Tutor Info

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

MIDST HOPE

Story of life

This Kid Reviews Books

A Place for Kids and Grown-Ups to Discover Books

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,200 other followers

%d bloggers like this: