What Are Linking Verbs?

What Are Linking Verbs?

What Are Linking Verbs? In elementary school, I learned that verbs were the action of a sentence. They are what a person, animal or thing does. English is a bit too complex to completely simplify verbs that way. You’ve got true action verbs, helping verbs, regular...
What Are Past Modal Verbs?

What Are Past Modal Verbs?

What Are Past Modal Verbs? “Shoulda, coulda, woulda” is a common slang term in the English language (and one that I use far too often) that means there’s no point in dwelling on how something should have, could have or would have been different. Some people change up...
What Are Modal Verbs of Probability?

What Are Modal Verbs of Probability?

What Are Modal Verbs of Probability? Modal verbs of probability may seem like intimidating parts of language, but they’re actually verb structures that are found in everyday speech and writing. When you’re looking through the latest gossip magazine regarding George...
4 Ways Adverbs Weaken Writing

4 Ways Adverbs Weaken Writing

4 Ways Adverbs Weaken Writing As a writer, you probably either love or hate adverbs. If you’re not in the loop yet, there is actually a huge controversy regarding how adverbs in writing can actually weaken the message.   Do Adverbs Have a Place in Writing? Some people...