Words That Ruin Pacing

Words That Ruin Pacing


  1. all at once
  2. began to
  3. eventually
  4. immediately
  5. just then
  6. might
  7. often
  8. proceeded to
  9. started to
  10. suddenly
  11. then

Don’t say:
Sarah immediately began to think about leaving Tom.
Do say:
Sarah thought about leaving Tom.

Don’t say:
Just then Jabu started to call his doctor.
Do say:
Jabu called his doctor.

Don’t say:
The children suddenly proceeded to eat the sweets.
Do say:
The children ate the sweets.

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  1. James

    Good tips, thanks!

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