Date of publication: 2017-08-25 13:11
This is why only transitive verbs can properly be made passive. Not to pick nits, but that is also why I see linking verbs (intransitive) as unable to form a passive I personally still consider them active, but I do like your way of explaining things.
In addition to his work as a high school teacher of writing, Dan Holt, a co-director with the Third Coast Writing Project (Michigan), spent 75 years coaching football. While doing the latter, he learned quite a bit about doing the former. Here is some of what he found out:
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In the beginning there was a great dissonance between male and female responses. According to Waff, "Girls focused on feelings boys focused on sex, money, and the fleeting nature of romantic attachment." But as the students continued to write about and discuss their honest feelings, they began to notice that they had similar ideas on many issues. "By confronting these gender-based problems directly," says Waff, "the effect was to improve the lives of individual students and the social well-being of the wider school community."
One of the two “voices” of verbs ( see also passive voice ). When the verb of a sentence is in the active voice, the subject is doing the acting, as in the sentence “Kevin hit the ball.” Kevin (the subject of the sentence) acts in relation to the ball.
Check in about students' lives. Recognize achievements and individuals the way that yearbook writers direct attention to each other. Ask students to write down memories and simply, joyfully share them. As yearbook writing usually does, insist on a sense of tomorrow.
Practice and routine are important both for football players and for writing students, but football players and writers also need the "adrenaline rush" of the big game and the final draft.
The writing teacher should apply the KISS theory: Keep it simple stupid. Holt explains for a freshman quarterback, audibles (on-field commands) are best used with care until a player has reached a higher skill level. In writing class, a student who has never written a poem needs to start with small verse forms such as a chinquapin or haiku.
High school teacher Jon Appleby noticed that when yearbooks fell into students' hands "my curriculum got dropped in a heartbeat for spirited words scribbled over photos." Appleby wondered, "How can I make my classroom as fascinating and consuming as the yearbook?"
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But since 8775 The door was open 8776 and 8775 The door was closed 8776 describe the status of the door (much like 8775 The door was large, 8776 8775 The door was red 8776 ), for the purposes of the 8775 prefer active verbs 8776 lesson in writing style, I thought it would be too distracting to get into that level of detail.