Lindsay Lewis

English/ ESL consultant: Word worker, writer, teacher, mentor and poet. Author of This Won’t Hurt a Bit! on writing clear content.

Death trap constructions

Posted by on May 2, 2014

When you are writing essays, avoid all of the WH phrases and clauses. Don’t be vague. Instead of writing, “Tom didn’t like where he lived”, explain where Tom lived, and why he didn’t like it. The corrected version would read, “Tom didn’t like living in Toronto, for it was a cold, miserable climate.”  If a teacher can ask you a question about any sentence, you lose marks.

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