Die is a verb.
Shoot, stab, kill: all verbs.
I die, but he dies. Yesterday, we all died.
~ Albert Einstein via @ iheartquotes
William Blake thru @iheartquotes
There’s no question: As useful as is, am, are, was, were, be, being, and been, um, are, their very ubiquity can overwhelm prose. The problem? Forms of “to be” tend to make a sentence generic and vague. Their easy utility is a sign that they should not be eliminated, but it’s easy enough to reduce their frequency of appearance, thereby strengthening individual sentences to make for more potent prose.
If you are looking for fun and creative ways to help your students learn their vocabulary words faster, take a look at the tips below. Perhaps they may even spark other alternatives for you.
I’ve got seven tips that should make learning & remembering new vocabulary easier, faster, more fun, and more effective.
Two steps will help you remember new words and add them to your college vocabulary: practicing and building. To become comfortable with the new word, practice using the word in your writing, in your speaking, and in your everyday thoughts.