English Grammar For Dummies
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One easy way to add flair to your writing style is to vary the pattern of your sentences. Try these strategies that add interest without sacrificing meaning or correct grammar:

  • Start with a description. (Dangling over the cliff, Martha considered her options.)

  • Combine sentences by inserting one idea into another. (Martha, who hated heights, looked at the ground.)

  • Cut unnecessary words. (The mountain was 3,000 feet high in altitude.)

  • Look for strong verbs. (Strolled or rushed instead of went, for example)

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Geraldine Woods has more than 35 years of teaching experience. She is the author of more than 50 books, including English Grammar Workbook For Dummies and Research Papers For Dummies.

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