of a noid as a bug that annoys sentences!
Any word or phrase can become a noid if it
is used too much! Try these three exercises to help you polish your
sentences and avoid the noid. Click on the sentence to guide the
Avoid the Noid
Type 1 Sentence: There is a little
2 Sentence: It is playing a banjo.
Type 3 Sentence: The cub is brown.
your new skills to create ACTIVE sentences:
editing "Type 1" Sentences
Of course, some sentences simply SOUND better with "noids" in them and
others, like those containing similes, MUST contain the passive and linking
verbs. "Avoid the noid" simply gives a few fun possibilities for
editing and revision to create an active VOICE in writing.
editing "Type 2" sentences
editing "Type 3" sentences
Edit a paragraph using your new sentence polishing power!