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    Strong verbs

    Could you please advise me what strong verbs are and how to use them? English is my second language, I was born in The Netherlands. I'm writing my memoir and have been advised to use strong verbs.
    Thanks for your help
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    Hi - strong verbs are used to emphasize the meaning of the sentence and make the reader visualize what is presented, some examples:
    - He looked at the picture. --> he gazed at the picture.
    - The pitcher threw the ball a little low. --> The pitcher tossed the ball a little low.

    These are similar to synonyms of the word but directly fit into the sentence easily.

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    Re: Strong verbs

    Strong verbs-verbs that form their past tense by merely changing the vowel in the body of the present, without adding and ending.
    Ex:write-wrote
    fly-flew.

    Weak verbs:verbs that form their past tenseby adding-ed,-d or -t.
    talk-talked
    burn -burnt
    sell-sold.
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    Re: Strong verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by peternmieke View Post
    Could you please advise me what strong verbs are and how to use them? English is my second language, I was born in The Netherlands. I'm writing my memoir and have been advised to use strong verbs.
    Thanks for your help
    Perhaps, you are advised to use strong and effective language.


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    Thanks for that, but the advise was clearly to use strong verbs.


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    Re: Strong verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by peternmieke View Post
    Could you please advise me what strong verbs are and how to use them? English is my second language, I was born in The Netherlands. I'm writing my memoir and have been advised to use strong verbs.
    Thanks for your help
    This may help, Peter [or is it, Petern?]

    WEAK VS. STRONG VERBS

    http://www.uncg.edu/eng/writingcente...WEAK_VERBS.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    This may help, Peter [or is it, Petern?]

    WEAK VS. STRONG VERBS

    http://www.uncg.edu/eng/writingcente...WEAK_VERBS.pdf
    Dear riverkid,
    Kindly see Strong inflection: Information and Much More from Answers.com
    wiki.answers.com/q/what_is_a_strong_verb
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj1948 View Post
    Dear riverkid,
    Kindly see Strong inflection: Information and Much More from Answers.com
    wiki.answers.com/q/what_is_a_strong_verb
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    rj1948.
    Hi RJ.

    That's very interesting and it obviously has some merit, but in this case, it simply doesn't seem to fit contextually. It seems unlikely that was what Petern's adviser was suggesting.

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    Re: Strong verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Hi RJ.

    That's very interesting and it obviously has some merit, but in this case, it simply doesn't seem to fit contextually. It seems unlikely that was what Petern's adviser was suggesting.
    Yes.I agree with you ,but see #5 of Petern.
    Thanks,
    rj1948.

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