chapter  12
12 Pages

Writing with Absolute Phrases That Tighten Description

A Four-Day Lesson Series Embedded in the Writing Process

The revised sentences sound crisp and dramatic. They are suddenly special, like the words of a published author. But the single change in the revision is the omission of the being verb was. We tightened the entire thought by omitting only one word! Our students will easily pick up this technique if we guide them through a few observation activities.