Verb to be: the use of leaf blowers before 8 am is a violation of local noise abatement laws.
Action verb: the use of leaf blowers before 8 am violates local noise abatement laws.
Verb to be: The quarterback’s wretched performance was a disgrace to his team
Action verb: The quarterback’s wretched performance humiliated his team
Verb to be: Jamie was happy to be part of the all-star soccer team.
Action verb: Being a part of the all-star soccer team thrilled Jamie.
在文章的写作中，少运用一些general words，反而多增加specific images.。
什么是general words和specific images？
例如car 就是general words。
因为车的种类有很多，而Benz SUV 就是specific images。
General: Tom got into his car and drove off.
Specific: Tom leaped into his SUV and roared off.
General words 对人物，地点，和事物的介绍都无法给读者准备的信息，所以为了更清楚的说明，把这些名词都应该换成specific words.
General: An old dog came up the street.
Specific: An ancient, gray-muzzled golden retriever wandered up Bluebird Canyon Road.
General: At the end of the day, the workmen walked up the snow-covered road.
Specific: At the end of the day, the tired workmen trudged wearily up the snow-covered road.
大家在写作的时候，有的同学习惯使用一些例如 ugly as sin, pretty as a picture之类的词汇。
I was shaking in my boots before the interview, but I was happy as a lark when the personnel manager offered me the job.
Improved: I was terrified before the interview, but I was ecstatic when the personnel manager offered me the job.
Whether the author really believed what he wrote was the sixty-four dollar question.
Improved: whether the author really believed what he wrote was difficult to determine from the answers he gave the interviewer.
To facilitate input by the maximum number of potential purchasers, questionnaires were designed and posted well in advance of the launch of the promotional marketing campaign.
Improved: Before we began advertising, we designed and mailed a marketing survey to find out what customers were looking for.
例：Brian’s mother reprimanded him for blowing his physic test.
Improved: Brian’s mother reprimanded him for failing his physic test.
The glee club held a fund-raiser, the basketball team also held a fundraiser.
Improved sentences: The glee club and the basketball team held fundraisers (compound subject)
After Rick flipped the starter switch on his motorcycle, it made a clicking sound, but the engine did not start because the battery was dead and needed a jump.
Improved: After Rick flipped the starter switch on his motorcycle, it made a clicking sound, but the engine did not start. The battery was dead and needed a jump.