Passive sentences!

Shortest post ever.

If you use passive sentences I found one easy way to fix at least some of them.

was feeling = felt

was crying = cried

was hurting = hurt

Was isn’t the only bad guy.

could feel = felt

could see = saw

could sense = sensed

Ditch the was and add “ed”.  I wish all my fixes were this easy!  Seriously.

Good luck with your writing!

liz

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One comment on “Passive sentences!

  1. Example of an LY fix in my book. (It happens 🙂 ) She took her foot off the break and SLOWLY eased her way onto the ice. Slowly adds nothing to this statement and it is passive. I kicked it out and let EASED let the reader assume she did is slow. It’s just another way LY can be fixed.

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