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Paired adjectives spotted at museum

by | Mar 13, 2008 | WriteShop I & II

In my blog on Monday, I noted that occasionally we read about WriteShop users who skip the paired adjective instruction, complaining that it teaches stilted and unnatural writing. I find it rather amusing, because once you start looking for them, you discover paired adjective sentence starters popping up everywhere, from cookbooks and novels to signs and newspaper articles.

When they’re used in moderation, I love paired adjectives! They’re just one way a student can infuse some life into a piece of writing by mixing up and varying sentence structure.

Paired Adjectives in the Real World

Anyway, as I promised on Monday, I thought it might be fun to start posting some of my paired adjective sightings now and then, starting with an exhibit plaque I photographed a couple of years ago at the San Diego Museum of Natural History.

Win a FREE StoryBuilder eBook 

Everyone who identifies the paired adjectives in the museum plaque and posts the right answer in the comments by Monday (3/17/08) at midnight PDT will win a free World of People StoryBuilders eBook! That’s a $7.95 value! (I’ll hold all comments in moderation until the deadline to give everyone a chance.) EVERY person who answers correctly will win, so tell your friends to join the fun!

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