Example: We waited for at least a hour would be corrected to We waited for at least an hour. Example: Our five year old son is learning to read would be corrected to Our five-year-old son is learning to read. This type of paragraph often requires research, but it's possible that the writer is able to rely on his or her own knowledge and expertise.
The use of two negative words may be interpreted as indicating a positive. Example: He was up all night,and asleep all day would be corrected to He was up all night, and asleep all day.
Example: Mary, still wondering about the photos would be corrected to Mary, still wondering about the photos. A seat in the Illinois legislature had opened up, and several friends suggested that I run, thinking that my work as a civil rights lawyer, and contacts from my days as a community organizer, would make me a viable candidate.
We came. Passive voice Active voice In this ideology the argument used to sustain the subjugation of women has largely rested on premises about biological difference - the biological differences between men and women have been used to legitimate hierarchical structures of social inequality.
They are usually used to accompany an oral presentation; they should enhance the oral presentation instead of serving as speaking notes. The passive allows you to avoid using a personal pronoun Examples In the following sentences, the passive construction is preferable because you want readers to focus on the result of an action rather than the person doing the action.
Example: The house was built on a hill. The persuasive paragraph is, perhaps, the most difficult to write but there is a good method I can show you in order to be successful in writing one.