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Battling “Was” and “Is” (Again)

I think “was” and “is” deaden sentences. I’ve written about this before (internal link). Here are some more examples with my suggested revisions. The fort was built to guard against Indian attacks. They built the fort to guard against Indian … Continue reading

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Try Eliminating “Was” and “Is”

“Was” and “is” are easy to write but they deaden sentences. A quick first draft: Elko County is in northeastern Nevada. It was founded on March 5, 1869. It was created out of Lander County. Elko County’s┬ápopulation is 48, 818. … Continue reading

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