Write those concerns down make notes in the margin, highlight, make familiar marks so that you can return to them. Identify what you think are strengths too and bring the rest of your paper to the level you are seeking. You have to have content to work with before you revise. After you have completed drafting your ideas and have established what you consider to be a complete product of the thoughts you intend to convey, then dive into the revision process. Steps Read carefully over your draft several times, with a different purpose in mind to check a specific problem each time.
Look first for content what you said , then organization your arrangement of ideas , and finally style the way you use words. Listen carefully. Read your paper aloud for confusing statements or awkward wording. Each idea should come to some sort of conclusion while introducing the next idea, and each idea should relate to the one before it and the one after it. Take time between readings. Allow yourself time to finish a paper so you can put it aside and read it fresh when you go back to it later, to be more objective.
The essential components of content are the intended purpose, sufficient support, and that all the details are related to the main idea of your paper. The importance of organization is to arrange ideas and details to make the most effective order, and to connect ideas to show a clear logic of thought process. The power of your style will make the meaning clear, interesting for the audience with purpose, and insure the sentences read smoothly.
Four steps to revising: add, cut, replace, and reorder. These are the words you can use in the margin of your paper as you read and make decisions to revise. If you know the standard editing marks you can make revisions directly to the writing context. If you want to be more critical of your writing, judge its readability, clarity, and interest to its audience. What is editing? Editing is sometimes confused with Revising, or with Proofreading.
So, what kinds of things happen when editing? What should I edit for? The main areas that should be addressed in editing are: Content and Structure. When editing the content of your writing, it is important to make sure your work has a clear focus or main idea. Editing for structure ensures that your ideas are presented in a logical order. A single idea should be represented in each paragraph. Transitions serve to make the relationships between ideas clear. Where does Proofreading Come into Play? Proofreading is the process of carefully reviewing a text for errors, especially surface errors such as spelling, punctuation, grammar, formatting, and typing errors.
So, refining the mechanics in the proofreading phase prevents the reader from being distracted from your ideas. An example Scrooge McDuck pre-editing Scrooge McDuck is a rich and famous lucky duck that has it all: the luxurious mansion, 3 intelligent and athletic nephews and one niece that gets in the way , a global industry in his name that sells anything and everything, and skyscraper sized vault of gold coins, rubies, and iconic bags of money. Every other day someone tries to steal his money.
People have moved it into the ocean and tried to claim salvage rights. Scrooge has researched every possible idea to keep people out of his money bin. Now he needs tosolve that problem once and for all. However, taking a closer look and making a few small changes could make it even better. Scrooge McDuck: the Money and the Mayhem edited version Scrooge McDuck is a rich and famous lucky duck that has it all: the luxurious mansion, three intelligent and athletic nephews, and one niece that gets in the way.
Viewers of Ducktales know that Scrooge has researched every possible idea to keep people out of his money bin. Now he needs to solve that problem once and for all. Editing, Proofreading and the Writing Process A major question that students will probably find themselves asking is this: How do I know when to edit a paper? As a matter of fact, there is no simple answer to those questions. Writing is a process that involves several steps, and these steps do not always occur in a straight line.
Writing any sort of text is a circular rather than a linear process. Writers are rarely completely finished with one step, even after they move onto the next. Most people tend to think that editing tends to happen sometime near the completion of the paper. In fact, that is not always the case. While the most important part of writing is simply the ability to express yourself and get ideas across, it can sometimes be helpful to take a quick break from drafting or revising and to spend some time editing or even proofread a bit.
Sometimes, playing with word choice, sentence structure, or transitions can help stimulate your mind, leading to new ideas.
What do you want to tell your younger self? What advice do you have right now? Are you shocked that I am writing to you from the future? Me too. Here are some things I wanted to tell you: When it comes to the family, Mom and Dad are about to get a divorce. But it is not your fault. They are unhappy, and I think you can feel that in the apartment when they are around together. All your friends will see changes too in their lives. Being a teenager sucks, and you should just realize that right away. Braces suck your teeth will look great later on tho. This crushes you because you think it is your fault.
You should focus your energy on your little sister, Hayley. She starts to rebel because of the divorce.
What specifics should your younger self do? How can your younger self do better this time? These things are not related. Please know that! In school, try to say hi to her in the hallways more. Try to talk to her everyday to show your support because the rebelling starts with her getting into trouble with her teachers first and goes from there. At one point, she invites you over for a Friday night sleepover. She needs to talk to you that night, so go and listen. Me, too. All your friends will see changes, too, in their lives.
Peer revision has added benefits over self-revision. You have a responsibility to the student whose paper you are reading. Be familiar with the qualities and requirements of the assignment. Talking with someone else about your paper will always help you re-evaluate your content. It is always a good idea to share your work before submitting the final draft. By following the approach of essay writing outlined in this book, you can avoid a whole range of very common essay problems: 1. Unstructured: If an essay is unstructured, it becomes difficult to read. Sometimes, this can be solved by simply breaking up what you want to say into paragraphs that cover one topic at a time.
Rambling: The problem of rambling is often just a symptom of the above problem: lack of structure. By thinking in a structured way, tendencies to ramble are reduced. Perhaps you can bring up your dog if your research topic is researching the best pets for families with children. Writing in a planned and structured way, the remainder is addressed, too. By following the outlined approach to essay writing, your answers will be focused on the questions presented. Seek out people to read your material. Ask the librarian to help you, if you feel comfortable enough; they might appreciate a break from their duties to help out, and they are knowledgeable of their space.
For advice on writing style, there are a great number of books available. Again, check your bookshop or library. Some books focus on the choice of the right word, others on different aspects of style. Note that different books give different stylistic advice. They will be familiar with most of the conventions, and equally important, be able to guide you to more specialized assistance should this be necessary.
The choice of grammar books is vast, and you should pick one you feel comfortable with. But, after staring at the blinking cursor for a few minutes, you have no idea where to begin. No need to panic. Now is the time to consider the rhetorical situation — the purpose, audience, author, context, and text — and select a writing strategy to help develop and organize your work.
Maybe you want to use narration to tell a story or process analysis to explain how something works or definition to explain what something is. Note: Strategies are fluid guidelines that can change or combine according to the goals of your writing. Look familiar? Storytelling, or narration, is a powerful composition strategy that can connect and engage an audience. Why Narration As writers, we use narration for many purposes and in varying situations. Most often, when people think of narration, they associate it with fiction or novels—storytelling for entertainment.
Yes, this is true, but narration can also be very effective in other writing. We may choose to recount a historical event through a first-person narrative. Or we may even use a compelling story to persuade an audience to take action. How and when you use narration depends primarily on your purpose. Standton, Andrew. Who was involved? The event or series of events drives your story. Create and build the storyworld. This helps to establish context for the story. Use vivid words, sensory details, and figurative language to build a dominant impression. Try to show, not tell See Description chapter.
Narratives are often told in first person or third person. The story should flow and have a clear sense order. But remember, not all stories start at the beginning. Many stories include flashbacks and flash forwards. Use transitions finally, next, later, earlier, three days later, as the season changed from fall to winter, a week passed to clearly guide your audience through the story.
Ask yourself: Why am I sharing this story? Dialogue Dialogue is another way to bring life to your narrative. Dialogue is conversation or people speaking in your story. Engaging dialogue goes beyond what is simply being said to include description of non-verbal communication facial expressions, body movement, changes in tone and speed of speech and characterization. The way people speak and interact while talking reveals much about them and the situation. Writing natural sounding dialogue is not easy.
Use dialogue tags to indicate the speaker. Keep it simple. He said, she said, I asked are clear and effective. I shifted to my side so I could look at her. Liv mirrored my move to her side and propped up her head with her arm. Her blue eyes searched my greens, looking for the right words. Insert a new paragraph to signal a change in speaker or character focus. Try to mimic natural speech patterns. Use punctuation to create pauses or breaks.
Basic Dialogue Rules 1. Use a comma between the dialogue and the tag line. End punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. When a tag line interrupts a sentence, it should be set off by commas. Every time you switch to a different speaker, start a new paragraph. For internal dialogue, italics are appropriate.
Packed into the back corner, shoved in tighter than hundreds of sardines in a fourounce can, there we stood. But damn do we look good! This thought crosses my mind, just like thousands of other ones over the last ten weeks of my life. Ten weeks!? Damn that flew by, while each day seemed to last forever the weeks sure did fly!
It has been one hell of a ride with all my new brothers and sisters, and now we are all about to make this huge performance in front of our loved ones.
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It all seems like one long-ass dream. Hazy, almost unrealistic, this training has been unlike anything I have ever done. The daily temps were plus degrees with humidity so heavy that I could almost stay hydrated by breathing. I sweat so heavily it felt as if I was standing in the shower all day long. When we would finally head back into the Vietnam-era barracks for the night, the sweat would dry before being able to shower.
When this happened, heat rash developed. It was the worst thing ever. My entire body felt as if it was covered in fiberglass. The sweat had crystallized onto my skin, itching like mad! I remember the feeling of my battle buddy taking his military I. Standing here, at attention, motionless, forty-five minutes has gone by, but by now I am so used to it, it only seems to have been five minutes. In perfect cadence and harmony, like we are one machine, we all step off with that first fifteen-inch step.
I make sure its my left foot first, but could I really start to walk with my right foot anymore? Finally, pressure from all sides is being released as we being to march out of that tight back corner and into the light of the auditorium. There, standing in the middle of the stage, is the man whom I had feared for so many weeks, the Drill Sergeant that has changed my life. The honor and loyalty that he possesses is like no other I have ever seen! He would do anything to help us out. His powerful, stern voice calling cadence, now motivating all of us, eyes locked forward, marching off that stage into.
We move past the seats of all the families, friends and loved ones that we have missed so much. They are all there, standing. I can not recall if they were cheering, clapping, or just standing there silent in awe. I keep moving forward just like we had practiced, echoing the cadence. Now I hear a new voice booming from within, from the man that I have become. Moving through our drill and ceremony, once again it is foggy, almost unreal. As we exit the auditorium, the door bursts open and the bright Missouri light floods into the room. All formed up perfectly, spacing is exact, our lines are more precise than an architect could draw with a straight edge.
Standing in front of First Platoon, holding the Guidion, the magnificent blue flag, my eyes locked forward, shoulders broad, head held high. Once again, on Drill Sergeant Edens command, we march off with our families waiting outside. They are pushing and running to try and capture that perfect picture, needed to hold this moment forever, but not one of us looks. No one smiles. We are soldiers, trained to fight, to stand our ground and stand up for the ones we love. Although we missed them so much, no one even turns one eye. We keep marching forward, holding the honor and integrity that has been instilled over the last ten weeks.
We all know that we will see them sometime soon. Keep on marchin. Keep on improvin. Keep on goin, no matter what. Regardless of the obstacles, we will keep on moving and marching every day. Creating rich experiences with words. Filmmakers make their movie worlds come alive through images, motion, sound, and special effects. Writers need to think like filmmakers and make their story worlds come alive through description. Rich description allows readers to imaginatively experience the subject by providing details that describe what something looks like and even how it sounds, smells, feels, and tastes.
These sensory details give readers a rich experience, much like a movie. To be effective, you must show, rather than tell. But what does this exactly mean? To show, not tell means to allow the reader to experience or feel the moment rather than be fed information. Movies show. The following will help you show, not tell in your writing: Abstract versus Concrete To help your readers imagine your subject, aim for concrete rather than abstract details.
Abstract details are vague and often cannot be seen, heard, touched, tasted, or smelled. A concrete description is specific. If you are writing about a forest, be specific about the type of trees. A Giant Redwood forest has a completely different atmosphere than a forest of Aspen. By being specific, you provide readers with meaningful information. Figurative Language One way to make your description memorable is to use figurative language. Figurative language is when you use words or phrases to create meaning that is different from the literal definition.
To be most effective, strive for original expressions. See Figurative Language chapter for more examples. Primary Impression As a writer, you get to select what you describe, much like a film director decides how a scene will be shot. The goal is to select descriptive details that build upon each other to create a mood or primary impression. Now, describing the same image, what details could evoke an impression of honor?
Notice how you get to choose the details you wish to describe that ultimately create a mood. Technicians must include descriptive details when composing work orders. Nurses keep detailed reports when providing patient care. Police officers rely on description to clearly and accurately document incidents.
Food critics write reviews rich with details of the cuisine and ambiance of restaurants. The list goes on. Descriptive writing can help strengthen the presentation of your ideas by helping the audience experience the subject. Effective character description gives insight to personality, not simply physical characteristics. I can still remember the sweet smell of fried dough and frosting.
The little white bag curled at the top as my Grandpa Fox swings it in the air, taunting me and my younger sister to get out of bed. I am still in my princess pajamas with my long blonde hair all tangled up and blue eyes a lot more open than they were a few minutes ago. My sister comes out of her room still in her pink Barbie night gown and only her left white sock on, which is puzzling since I am pretty sure she had two on before we went to bed last night. Her short brown hair is all messy and sticking out every which way like a fern and her big brown eyes gleaming with excitement.
We both run down the hallway into the kitchen as we follow the sweet aroma that we both know oh so well. Mom is leaning up against the edge of the white counter in her yoga pants and old t-shirt with her short brown hair pulled up into a messy bun and held back with a thick black headband, sipping her steaming cup of coffee in her blue mug before starting a busy day of cleaning. Grandpa is always smiling and happy to see us.
His salt-and-pepper hair combed, a plain solid-colored t-shirt tucked into his belt buckle and light jeans, and his big tan work boots all laced up. But you never know if he actually has to work because he always dresses like that. Every Saturday morning Grandpa Fox would make it a habit to pick up some donuts for us to enjoy right away when we woke up. He would go bright and early in the morning so he could pick out the good ones that were still fresh and warm from the oven. He would drop them off at our house and visit for a while.
Once he leaves he always goes to the gas station on Main Street with a few of his buddies to have coffee, play dice, and talk about old-guy stuff. As a kid that was a pretty big deal! There are five or more donuts in the bag, from chocolate covered to apple fritters. But Maddy and I had our favorites. I would reach in and grab the huge donut rolled with peanut butter in between and a light icing drizzled on top and running down the sides so that it was almost impossible.
Which is hard to believe even got there in the first place seeing the considerable amount already covering her chin and nose. There are four chairs that circle around the table, one for each of our family members and each with a red padded seat. Mom and Grandpa finish their conversation that they had started from before while we finish the sweet treats right down to the sticky leftovers on our finger tips.
Without any time to spare Maddy and I race for the big grey remote for the equally big and grey television and plop down on the white leather couch in the living room with small square decorative pillows on each end, the entire room brightly illuminated by the morning sunlight gleaming through the giant windows behind the couch that look out onto the street corner with trees lined up along the boulevard like soldiers, towering over the houses with crisp leaves that dance through the air until they skid across the rough pavement. A cool morning breeze finds its way through the open windows and floats throughout the house, making the pulled curtains sway and occasionally blowing the mail and papers off the countertop onto the white tile floor.
Every morning on that same channel they show a series of cartoons and old favorite shows that we include in our little family tradition. Without words needed he is soon answered by the humorous sight of a cat getting pounded on the head with a very unusually large hammer considering the small size of the mouse that is swinging it. I huddle in close and lay my head on his broad shoulder while Maddy leans on his other shoulder. He puts both of his arms around us and his fingertips smoothly run up and down my back.
We often use examples to help explain complex or abstract ideas, or even to make our writing more vivid and memorable. These examples may be stories, facts, lists, or samples. This is a writing tool known as illustration or exemplification. Representative of the Whole. We use examples to help us understand by giving us a piece of information that is representative of the whole. In other words, the example you chose must be typical of the entire idea. You chose to write about how the music industry has influenced American culture. To do this, you decided to use examples. The Beatles, 2.
Madonna, 3. Elton John, 4. Elvis Presley, and 5. Mariah Carey. Then, you illustrate how these five artists have influenced American culture. You chose to use these five artists as a representative slice of the entire music industry. Try to select examples that the audience is familiar with and can easily understand. Depending on the audience, you may reconsider the five artists you select as examples. Instead, you should select artists from the list the audience is more likely to be familiar with such as Drake, Bruno Mars, and Taylor Swift.
Relevancy is critical when using examples. When to use Illustration Illustration is a helpful writing strategy that can be used in almost any type of writing. History Essay: List of most significant documents in U. Cover Letter: Examples of relevant work experiences. Twitter: A fact about lefties on Left Handers Day. Magazine Article: A compelling personal story of abuse is used to illustrate the dangers of domestic violence. Remember, one good example is often worth more than a list of lengthy explanations.
Fads prevail temporarily, but certain clothing items, hairstyles, and even traditional toys and games that began as fleeting fads are considered classics. Each season, fashion designers establish trends, while retailers cash in on the wildly popular fads. As seasons change, so do the trends. However, classic clothing essentials like the basic black tee, the perfect pair of jeans, and the little black dress stand the test of time. Each began as a fad, but have transformed into chic wardrobe staples. Much like fashion, trends in hairstyles are cyclical.
Hair stylists aim to create modern and fashionable looks, often resulting in hairstyle fads. The Mohawk, mullet, perm, and bowl cut are hairstyle fads that many hope will never be in vogue again. But the ponytail, sleek bob, and the classic taper are trend-proof hairstyles that will never go out of style.
Fads can also be found in the toy and gaming industry. Each year, toy and game manufacturers vie to be the top Christmas toy. This once-ayear bonanza has fueled outrageous sales of toys such as Teddy Ruxpin, Tomagochi, and Furby. After the holiday hype, many of these toys are forgotten. There are toys, however, that experienced breakout sales one holiday season and continue to be hot sellers. With new garments, hairstyles, and toys and games being made every day, trends and fads will come and go. But much like the little black dress, the ponytail, and Barbie doll, a few select fads will transition from fad to classic.
Explaining how something works or how to do something. While the topics vary greatly, each of these articles explain a process. The articles inform readers how something occurs or gives readers directions to do something. The authors used the writing strategy process analysis to organize their ideas and shape their writing. Informative: How does that work? When you explain how something occurs or is done, you are writing an informative process analysis. The goal is to help them understand a process. Think of programs you may see on the Discovery Channel.
You typically write an informative process analysis in the third person point-of-view and the steps are organized in chronological order. Examples of this would be a chapter in a textbook on how photosynthesis works or an infographic that outlines the steps to become the President of the United States. Greenwood, Veronique. Rodulfo, Kristina. GQ, Editors. Bruning, Karla. Directional: How do I do that? Directional process analysis explains how to do something.
Think of a program you might see on the DIY Network. In writing, explaining how to do something is instruction writing. The goal of a set of instructions or directions is to enable your reader to complete a task by presenting clear, complete, step-by-step actions. Recipes typically have all the features noted above.
Evaluative: Is this the best process? You may be asked to evaluate a process to determine the most efficient method or to identify ways to improve the steps. Think of a food competition program on the Food Network where the judges observe and evaluate the preparation and presentation of a dish. When you make judgments about a process, your analysis will be evaluative. Visuals Visuals can help clearly explain the steps to readers. Think of the times you skipped the written instructions and just looked at the pictures.
In process writing, an appropriate visual can be helpful when words alone fail to clearly explain the process or a step. Level of Detail Remember, processes can be simple or complex. Adjust the level of detail and information based on the process, your purpose, and your audience. You can catch a wide variation of fish on the Little Jo. The spinners that shine and glistens, come in many shapes sizes and colors as well as the hook. Steps: 1. Take the hook and place it between your index finger and your thumb see Figure 1.
For liability purposes, you must include necessary caution, warnings, and danger notices. Steps are numbered and written as commands. Take one end of the fishing line and go through the eye hole of the hook. Take the other end of the fishing line and go back through the eye hole the opposite way see Figure 2. Well-placed visuals can be helpful for readers. Take the beads and insert about of them on the fishing line through the hole so they will slide down and rest on the hook. Take your clevis and put the spinner on it. Take the end of the line and make a loop.
Wrap the loop around your finger once. Bring the end of the loop back through the hole and pull tight. Cut off the extra line on both side of the lure. With these instructions a person can now make their own Little Jo and catch fish after fish. Good luck fishing! Little Jo Lure: Step 2. Digital image. Last Name, First Name. Little Jo Lure: Step 4. Include a list of all sources used in the process.
In this case, the author took pictures and generated citations for each image. Little Jo Lure: Step 5. See Section 14i. We elected Walter president. I consider her a good player. Subject of an infinitive. See Section 14g. I wanted John to go to the movies. Sally asked the chairman to take a walk with her. Object of an infinitive. See Sections 3g and 14h. His desire to please the voters was great. The ship was anchored to save fuel.
Object of a participle. Waving his hat. Rusty galloped down Main Street. Emily is the girl driving the car. Object of a gerund. Catching a mustang is not an easy job. Playing tennis is good exercise. Adverbial objective noun used as adverb. The ranch was sold last year. We stayed home all day. Uses of nouns in the possessive case. There are two important uses of nouns in the possessive case: 1.
Before a noun, to show ownership or some other close relationship that might be expressed by of or for the use of. The child's ball, his mother, a days journey, members lounge 2. Before a gerund. See Sections 3g and 26h.
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Have you heard about Ruth's winning the contest? Put those in the nominative case in one column and those in the objective case in another column. Beside each noun, write the reason why you have listed it as nominative or objective. Some hunt- ers had caught the animal on Christmas and shipped it to the United States for display in a new zoo where the animals were not confined in cages but were allowed to roam at will over a wide territory surrounded by deep moats. The animals could not escape because the moats were too broad for even the leopard to leap.
Or so thought the keepers of the zoo. But this leopard was a wily beast. He apparently figured the distance carefully and with a great bound jumped across the moat. From one end of the country to another, the newspapers carried big headlines that told of the chase. Armed groups sought him in the park near the zoo and in the surrounding neighborhood.
At first the superintendent of the zoo wanted the beast to be caught alive, but after a few hours, the danger seemed so great that hunters were told to shoot the animal at sight. Because the keepers considered the leopard to be a very dangerous beast, they warned the people nearby to keep their children inside and to look for any evidence that would lead to the capture. For two days the whole country read the news avidly. Then the headlines announced that the zoo would try to trap the animal with food.
By this time some people had begun to consider the zoo and the police to be very ineffectual. Then huge pieces of drugged meat were placed on the ground near a cage in which the leopard's mate was held, and the next morning the hungry animal was found hardly able to stand up because the drug was so strong. He was seized, and the country relaxed. Kinds of pronouns. There are several kinds of pronouns: personal, relative, demonstrative, interrogative, reflexive, intensive, indefinite, and reciprocal.
A personal pronoun is a direct substitute for a noun. Like a noun, it has number, gender, and case. It also has person. Person is shown in pronouns by a change of form to indicate the person speaking first person , the person spoken to second person , or a person or thing other than the speaker and the one spoken to third person. These problems are discussed in Section A relative pronoun relates or connects a clause to its antecedent — the noun to which it refers.
Who- ever, whichever, and whatever are less frequently em- ployed compound forms; whosoever, whichsoever, and whatsoever have almost entirely gone out of current use. Who and whoever are the only relative pronouns with complete case forms. Relative pronouns do not show changes in form for person, gender, or number. Who is used to refer only to persons; which is used to refer to things inanimate objects and animals , and to persons considered as a group; that may be used to refer to either persons or things.
Radar equipment which is to be used for small ships must be installed carefully. The crew which won the race was excused from classes. The hat that I bought last summer is now out of fashion. The man that I saw was named Mortimer Taylor. A demonstrative pronoun points out and identifies. It has number but no gender or case. The demonstrative pronouns are this, that, these, those. This is the way to kick a spiral. That is my new television set. These are your books; those on the desk are mine. The case forms for the interrogative pro- noun who and the relative pronoun who are the same.
Who shall demand that a pardon be granted? Which is the route we should take from Hammond? What do you have in mind? Whom do you recognize? A reflexive pronoun is used for reference to the sub- ject of the sentence. It is composed of one of the personal pronouns plus self or selves: myself, yourself, himself, her- self, itself, ourselves, yourselves, themselves. These pronouns are also called compound personal pronouns.
In formal speech or writing, these pronouns are not used as subjects. Wrong: Helen, Sue, and myself went on a hike. Right: His laboratory assistant burned himself. Right: They appointed themselves as cheer leaders. An intensive pronoun is used for emphasis. Intensive pronouns and reflexive pronouns have the same form. Right: The nurse herself was at fault. Right: We students ourselves are wholly responsible.
Indefinite pronouns are somewhat less exact in meaning than other pronouns. Among the more frequently used in- definite pronouns are another, any, anyone, anything, every- body, everyone, everything, few, many, nobody, none, one, several, some, each. The pronoun one and its compound forms, and compound forms built on the element -body form the possessive case in the same way as nouns anyone's, everybody's. Indefinite pronouns involve grammatical problems which are discussed in Section lid. A reciprocal pronoun indicates an interchange of action suggested by the verb.
This interchange may be seen in the following sentences involving the only two reciprocal pro- nouns in English: The two teams complimented each other. The members of the squad shouted at one another. A verb expresses action or state of being, Morgan kicked the ball with all his strength. Be ready at eight o'clock. Howard became a statesman and wrote a number of books. Kinds of verbs. Verbs are classified as transitive, intransitive, or linking.
A transitive verb is regularly accompanied by a direct object. The engineers threw a bridge across the river. The refugees ate bits of bread found on the road. An old woman seized a squawking goose and ran into the house. An intransitive verb requires no object. Automobiles from Paris crept along the roads. People ran wildly in every direction. Many verbs can be used in either a transitive or an in- transitive sense.
We read the news with great care. Transitive We read until late at night. Intransitive I won the first set. Transitive I won easily. Intransitive A linking, or copulative, verb shows the relationship of the subject to the predicate noun. Washington was our first president. My favorite color is green. Auxiliary verbs. Auxiliary, or helping, verbs, such as may, can, must, would, should, do, did, shall, will, and all forms of be and have, are often used with other verbs to express particular shades of meaning — usually of time see Section 3f or voice see Section 3d.
Such combinations are called verb phrases. I have known Jerry since the first grade. Time This theme was rewritten three times. Voice Sd. Transitive verbs are further classified as to voice — active or passive. A verb is in the active voice when its subject performs the action. We built a large house in the country.
The engineers Jiave developed new types of electrical refrigerators. The Marshall Plan helps the reconstruction of Europe. A verb is in the passive voice when its subject receives the action. Notice that some form of the verb be am, is, are, was, were, been, be is used with another verb in the passive voice. A large house was built in the country. The doors were bolted from the inside. The mood of a verb shows the mood or manner in which the speaker thinks of the action.
A verb in the indicative mood states a fact or asks a question of fact. The farmer planted his crop early. What time is it? Clean your room. Open your books to page A verb in the subjunctive mood indicates a condition contrary to fact or a wish. The subjunctive is discussed in Section 17c-g. If you were in Europe, you would iind life very different.
I wish I were in the South where it is always warm. Every verb has three principal parts which are used as a basis for the formation of tenses. Many mistakes are made in usage because people do not understand how to form these tenses or how to use them. See Sections 15 and The principal parts of a verb are the present, past, past participle. Otherwise it is an irregular verb, and its parts should be memorized. Notice the irregular verbs in the preceding list. The present participle is made by adding -ing to the present tense form of a verb: talk, talking.
The four principal parts are given in this order: talk, talked, talked, talking. Then write sentences using each of these verbs in the past tense. For a discussion of tenses and their use, see Section Understanding the difference between verbs and verbals will help you to avoid one of the most serious errors in writing, the half sentence or fragment. A verb is used as the simple predicate of a sentence; with the subject, the verb may make a complete statement. A verbal cannot be used as a simple predicate of a sentence. He kicked the ball. Verb Kicking the ball Verbal To kick the ball Verbal There are three types of verbals: participles, gerunds, and infinitives.
For help in using verbals, see Sections 14k, 16i and j, and A participle is a word which has the function of both verb and adjective. The past participle is the third principal part of the verb. The perfect participle consists of having or having been plus the past participle having spoken, having been driven.
The participle can take an object and be modified by an adverb. When it does, the group of words taken together is called a participial phrase. See Section 6b. The ball kicked by the player went into the stand. Parti- ciple used as an adjective 1 2 The crowd cheering the team could be heard a mile away. A gerund is a verbal noun. Gerunds have the same form as present or perfect participles, but are used as nouns instead of adjectives.
A gerund may take an object and be modified by an adverb or an adjective. An infinitiue is the form of the verb usually preceded by to. My greatest pleasure is to travel. Infinitive used as noun We have four days to spend in Billings. Infinitive used as adjective Bruce was glad to have come. Infinitive used as adverb Sometimes the word to is omitted from the infinitive. Let me go with you. Will you help me pack? The infinitive may take an object and be modified by an adverb or an adverbial phrase or clause.
The listing has been made for the first two sentences. Verbs Verbal had to go liked had named Shelley, the English poet, had a tragic death. He liked to go out on the Mediterranean Sea in a light sailboat which he had named Ariel. But because he was very unskillful as a sailor, some of his friends worried about him constantly. Shelley, however, loved the beauty of the sea and the graceful fashion in which the boat slipped over the waves.
One day, after visiting some friends, he set out for his home in Lerici in spite of a warning of a storm. Wishing to protect Shelley, his friend Trelawny, who was a good sailor, wanted to accompany the writer in a larger boat named Bolivar; but he had not obtained port clearance papers, and the port authorities kept him from leaving. Shelley was in a hurry; so he set out, leaving Trelawny fuming at the shore.
The sailors on Trelawny 's boat, gready concerned about Shelley, watched the black clouds gathering. When the storm finally broke, Trelawny, worried about his friend, tried to get news of him. Meantime, Shelley's wife waited at Lerici, feeling sure that Shelley could not have been so foolish as to set out in the storm.
Finally she decided to go to Leghorn to see what had happened to him. Reaching the city, she begged for news and was told that Shelley had indeed set out just before the storm. Panic-stricken, Mary made inquiries in every direction, but getting news of her husband was difiicult.
At last she and Trelawny learned that parts of a wreck had been cast up on the shore at Viareggio.
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They still did not give up hope, but several days later the body of Shelley was washed up on the shore. He was only thirty years old when he died. An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun. Uses of adjectives. By describing or limiting, an adjective makes more nearly exact the meaning of the word it modifies. Adjectives tell what kind of, how many, ivhich one. Adjectives are of two general kinds: 1. Descriptive: a red convertible, an easy job, a broken window 2.
Limiting: the first day, his former roommate, five times Note: A noun or pronoun in the possessive case may be considered an adjective since it limits the meaning of another noun. The articles a, an, and the are adjectives. A is used before a word beginning with a consonant sound; an, before a word beginning with a vowel sound. Remember that it is the sound, not the spelling, that determines which article should be used.
A word beginning with silent h actually starts with a vowel. The sound of y before a vowel is a consonant sound and calls for a, whether the word begins with y or with a vowel having the sound of y, such as long u. The water felt warm. In another column, list the noun that each adjective modifies. Across a sea that was now turquoise, now emerald, we could watch the Venezuelan coastline with the purple Andes in the background. Flying fish stood a moment on their tails, flew a little distance, and dived back into the sea. The air was still. The fresh odor of the sea mingled with the heavy smell of sweat from the stevedores' bodies.
In a few moments a dozen small boats had reached the side of our ship, and their brown- skinned occupants were slipping into the clear water to find the money that the passengers had thrown down for them. Definition of adverb. An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb by describing, limiting, or in some other way making the meaning more nearly exact. Uses of adverbs. An adverb tells how, when, where, why, to what extent.
Adverbs that tell why are usually in the form of phrases or clauses rather than single words. See Sections 6 and 7. We saw a parade recently. When We certainly did enjoy the music played by the bands. To what extent Here we saw soldiers from many countries. Where The taxi drove slowly down the street. How If we teU how slowly the taxi drove, we have an adverb modifying another adverb. Very modifies the adjective tired. He was almost sick with fatigue. Occasionally a noun is used as an adverb.
The use of a noun is called the adverbial objective. After the game we went home. Neither adjectives nor adverbs should be used profusely.. Overuse of either robs sentences of conciseness and force. Particular problems in the use of ad- jectives and adverbs are discussed in Sections IS and In a second column, list the word that each adverb modifies. Have you read Tlie Ancient Mariner? Many very interesting, stories are told about the author of the poem, Samuel Cole- ridge. Among them are some particularly good tales of the poet's love for talking.
One day Coleridge met Lamb walking rapidly to- work and stopped to talk to liim. Lamb, who was hurrying tO' reach his job on time, moved awav; but Coleridge quickly grabbed the button of liis listener's coat and insisted upon finish- ing his story. For a few minutes Lamb waited patiently, but Coleridge was apparently preparing for a long talk. Presently Lamb took a knife from his pocket and carefullv cut ofi: the button that Coleridge was holding.
That evening Lamb, return- ing from work, saw Coleridge still holding the button and still talking vigorously. Definition of preposition. A preposition is a linking word used to show the relation- ship of a noun or pronoun to some other word in the sentence. It is usually followed by an object. List of prepositions.
Here is a list of common prepositions: about before down oflf above behind during on across below except over after beneath for through against beside from to along between in toward among beyond like under around by near upon at concerning of with ome prepositions are composed of more than one according to because of in front of ahead of by means of in place of as far as contrary to in spite of back of in addition to instead of The meaning of a sentence is sometimes confused if prepositions are not used correctly in combination with other words. Between is used when two are considered.
Among is used when more than two are considered. I must choose between dancing and tennis. The money was divided among six heirs. Note: In casual speech, between is sometimes used when more than two are considered. Besides means in addition to. The most popular boy in school sits beside me in French.
What are you studying besides English and math? Definition of conjunction. A conjunction is a linking word used to connect words or groups of words in a sentence. Kinds of conjunctions. Coordinating conjunctions join words or groups of words of equal rank; for example, and, but, for, or, nor. Certain coordinating conjunctions used in pairs are called correlative conjunctions. Most frequently used of these are either. Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to main clauses; for example, if, as, since, because, although, while, so that, when.
See Section 7. Note: Certain adverbs are used as connectives. They are called conjunctive adverbs. Examples are however, more- over, nevertheless, therefore. See Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Section 24b. In good writing, conjunctions must be chosen with care in order that they may show the exact relationship be- tween ideas.
Notice how the emphasis and meaning differ in these sentences: The search for the chemical formula has been rewarding, and further investigation will make the rewards even greater. Common errors in the use of conjunctions are discussed in Sections 19a-c, 23a-c, and The conjunction is the seventh kind of word, or part of speech, that you have studied so far. There are eight parts of speech altogether. The seven parts of speech that you have studied are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions. The eighth part of speech is the interjection, which is simply an exclamatory word with little relation to the rest of the sentence.
It is the least im- portant of the eight parts of speech. Oh, must you go? Oh is an interjection. Here, alas, our good fortune came to an abrupt end. Alas is an interjection. A phrase is a group of related words which does not con- tain a subject and predicate and which functions as a single part of speech. It is important to know how to use phrases because their position in a sentence often determines the meaning. See Section 63b.
There has been much discussion of the new slum-clearing project in school. The position of the phrase in school makes this sentence indicate that slum-clearing took place in school. Actually, the sentence should read: In school there has been much discussion of the slum- clearing project. Understanding the use of phrases also helps one to learn to punctuate correctly. Kinds of phrases. Phrases often contain a preposition, a participle, a gerund, an infinitive, or a uerfo. See Section 3g. Prepositional phrases: to the dance, by my club, between the boys, of the tickets, at the end of the road Participial phrases: running a mile quickly, playing basket- ball, scratching his head, overcome by gas, exhausted after the journey Gerund phrases: visiting the animals, selling tickets, kick- ing the ball, playing tennis, preparing a report Infinitive phrases: to play the game well, to sing a song, to walk a mile, to see the circus, to shout loudly Verb phrases: have written, would have dived, am beginning Notice that a phrase may contain another phrase.
In the prepositional phrase at the end of the road, the object of the preposition at is modified by another prepositional phrase. Also, in the participial phrase exhausted by the journey, the participle is modified by a prepositional phrase. Notice, too, that phrases containing present participles and those containing gerunds look alike.
The use of such a phrase in a sentence determines whether it is a participial or a gerund phrase. Phrases except verb phrases are used as nouns, ad- jectives, OT adverbs. Prepositional phrases are generally used as adjectives or adverbs; participial phrases, as adjec- tives; gerund phrases, as nouns; infinitive phrases, as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. In some types of writing, it is de- sirable to expand a word into a phrase; in other types it is better to contract the phrase into a word.
A knowledge of phrases helps to give variety to sentence structure. Infinitive phrase as subject Cranking the old model was a risky business. Gerund phrase as subject Many manufacturers tried to develop mass production. Infinitive phrase as object of tried The next step was to invent a self-starter for the automo- bile.
Infinitive phrase as predicate nominative. Notice that the infinitive phrase contains a prepositional phrase, for the automobile. This prepositional phrase is used as an adjective and modifies self-starter. The plan to develop a self-starter caused tremendous ex- pansion in the industry. Beside each phrase, write the kind of phrase infinitive or gerund and its function in the sen- tence subject, object of verb, and so on.
Example : I. Hearing soft music: gerund phrase — subject 1. Hearing soft music makes me sleepy. Planting a garden is good fun. He hates studying his lessons. We decided to pay his way. I want to play a harp. Making a wise decision is not an easy task. Collecting stamps gave Morris many pleasant experiences. I always enjoyed feeding the animals at the circus. Leaving her family in a foreign country worried Alice a great deal.
Shirley's decision to marry David upset her family very much. Harold's greatest ambition was to make the football team. To build a prosperous business had been his aim since childhood. My uncle wants to go to Australia. The custom here is to go to bed early. Jerry's plan to start a chicken farm surprised the whole fam- ily. Later, the Japanese started to make their own motion pic- tures. Running a large farm taught him to accept life philosophi- cally. The big problem now is to provide adequate parking space.
The guests began to open their presents. He wanted to join the club, but getting in was very difficult. She soon learned to keep house, to knit, and to sew. His hobby, restoring old furniture, later became a profitable business. Arthur's chief desire was to be a successful farmer.
Some nations try to prevent psychological aggression. Going to concerts in Boston gave Howard a new interest in music. Adjective phrases: Adjective phrases, like adjectives, modify nouns or pro- nouns. The bodies of early automobiles were high and open. Prepositional phrase used as adjective modifying sub- ject Women wearing long dusters and goggles sometimes drove the cars.
Participial phrase used as adjective modifying subject We had few opportunities then to buy a car. Infinitive phrase used as adjective modifying object of verb One day we saw an early model stalled on the road. Participial phrase used as adjective modifying object of verb. Notice that the participial phrase includes a prepositional phrase, on the road. The prepositional phrase is used as an adverb and modifies stalled. Classify each phrase and tell what it modifies.
This picture is the very reason we have known for decades, politics is not the answer. I have seen many of my friends, and their churches awaken to the fact that this is real life. This is happening on our watches. If this is the law that had to happen to wake up the Church, then so be it.
We keep these men and women from ever choosing abortion again, and those healed also become some of the strongest, loudest advocates for this cause. When you have been released from a self-imposed prison, you are compelled to tell others the way out. At SaveOne we like to look at our job as raising an army of truth-tellers who are no longer willing to be silent. This army is coming alive in our churches, our college campuses, our businesses, and in our communities.
When we raise this army of truth-tellers we will no longer be helpless to demonic lawmakers like those shown above, but we will be the loudest voice and politics will follow US, and not the other way around. The Church is the key. Me and you…you and me. Abortion is our modern day holocaust. We stand for LIFE! What is something your church does to stand for LIFE? If you have a hard time thinking of something, then please contact our office.
We can help you become a chapter of SaveOne, making a bold statement where you stand. Want to help us even further? Become a monthly hero by going to saveone. Many of you will recognize the name and work of William Wilberforce. This man was the driving force behind abolishing slavery by the passage of legislation in and full and final abolition of slavery in England in Wilberforce worked tirelessly for years to see the end of slavery. His passion became socially separating, and he lost friends who did not ascribe to his passion or politics. His sacrifices gave voice for those being abused, and through his efforts he was able to bring awareness to his nation.
His speech before the British government in became the launch point of open hearts and open minds, for the beginning of the end of slavery in Britain. Sadly, many folks in the world operate in this type of willing oblivion when it comes to issues around the life of the unborn. God could not allow us to remain separated so He sent His Son so we could be redeemed from sin and translated into the Kingdom. Willful oblivion on purpose separation was a big part of the atrocities of slavery. In one portion of the book he tells about a church that was positioned near the train tracks on which trains carried the Jewish people to concentration camps and ultimate death.
The church could hear the screams of the Jewish people as the trains passed by. In their willful oblivion they increased the volume of their hymns to lessen the sounds of the screams.
This same willful oblivion is being repeated now with the abortion issue. The shipping industry was a key part of the slave trade. The shipping industry had an outbound passage, a middle passage, and a homeward passage. The middle passage is when the the slave trade was transacted. The British and European ships sailed on their outbound passage from Britain to Africa. The ships were full of guns, ammunition, and household items to sale when they arrived. The outbound passage packed with goods, was something the people could handle seeing and celebrate.
The middle passage consisted of capturing men, women, and children, and packing them as chained slaves so tightly into the ship that they could hardly turn around or go to the bathroom. Many of these men, women, and children did not survive the middle passage from Africa to the United States because the accommodations were so deplorable. Upon arrival the captured men, women, and children were then sold as slaves. After the middle passage the ship was cleaned and packed with more goods that were bought in the United States to be taken back to Europe.
The outbound passage and the homeward passage were seen by the people. The middle passage was known, but willfully overlooked. Wilberforce spoke of the middle passage and brought the travesty to light for all to know. By the end of January , the United States will surpass 61,, abortions having happened since Roe vs. Wade was made the law of the land in Sixty-one million! We know abortion happens, we know government uses our tax dollars to partially fund abortions, and we know people are deeply affected emotionally and spiritually by the decision to take the life of their child.
As a nation, we have operated in willful oblivion. As a nation, way too many attempt to stay in willful oblivion to what happens to the child in the clinic, how the mother is treated, or what happens to mothers or fathers emotionally after the choice becomes fact. Abortion steals motherhood, and fatherhood is lost.
What about grandparents who never know their grandchild, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles? All are groups of people that SaveOne helps through the aftermath of abortion. At SaveOne, we know what happens in the clinic, we know what happens in the middle passage. At the same time, we will never stand and turn up the sound of worship, we will never turn our gaze away from the middle passage. We will continue to fight this fight until we know that we have reached all who are seeking hope, all who are seeking healing, and all who are seeking restoration from the aftermath of abortion.
Our fight for the right to life for the unborn will not cease. We ask you to partner with us as we continue to establish chapters who teach the love of Christ, the hope, healing and restoration that can only come from our Heavenly Father, Christ Jesus, and Holy Spirit. Forgive me for painting with such a broad stroke, but everything I know to be true about our Father is that He is loving, kind, and has good plans for us.
This personal knowledge of Him is why I can say He has to be wrecked. Sexual abuse to a child is never in His plan. I have worked through past sexual abuse with many men and women. There is one thing I have seen repeatedly when a person finally releases this trauma to God. At this point they are released from the hurtful unmet expectations of their childhood. Your eyes toward me are loving and kind, The love they exude heals the eyes of the blind.
The truth is, you knew me before I was born. The truth is, in your image is how I was formed. The truth is, you knew me and called me by name. These truths have opened my eyes, helped me believe That the true image in the mirror, is what my Father sees. Most amazing of all, is now I see That the girl in the mirror, looks just like me. God is using this book to piece lives, hearts, and minds of men and women back together. Pick up your copy today, and if you are looking for a great speaker for your event, this is your girl! I like surprising them and dropping off this gift free of charge.
Our pregnancy centers are on the front lines of the battle for life.
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Many times these mothers and fathers come in for the free test, but have already made up their minds to have an abortion if that test is positive. This is exactly the scenario at a local pregnancy center in Florida. Earlier in the day I had popped in and met the entire staff, they gave me a tour, and were so grateful for the books. I explained my favorite part of the book was, every day the mother reads a portion of the book as though she is hearing from her child. He or she describes how they are developing. This helps the child become very real, very alive to the mother.
This is why we believe these books are perfect for the centers to hand to their abortion-minded clients. I had a great time meeting the staff and I went on my way. Several hours later, an ecstatic director of this center called and explained the following scenario. She said a young mother and father came into the center that day and tested positive for pregnancy. He wanted the child, but the mother was adamant about having an abortion. No one else ever had the same fingerprints as mine. We want to see and hear more of these stories, and so now you have the opportunity to make them happen.
We have deeply discounted these journals, making it easy for you to have them sent to the pregnancy center of your choice for Christmas, or you could purchase books and ask us to donate them to one of our SaveOne chapters. We want to get books, potentially saving lives, into the hands of the people where they can make a difference. Will you help us do this? These books also have daily Biblical motivations, a question to journal about to help her make wise decisions during her pregnancy, and continued fetal development inspirations.
Please feel free to share this post so we can reach as many people as possible with this opportunity. Have you ever met someone and you share such a kindred spirit that they feel comfortable, or like they have been a part of your life much longer than it seems? This is Pat Daugherty. I believe you will enjoy my interview with our October Truth Teller!
Sheila: Can you tell us a little about your abortion story and how far God has brought you? Pat: I have always believed life is sacred but did not include the fetus in early pregnancies as living children. With that redefinition I became passionate about shining a spotlight on issues related to life. I dedicated myself to educating women and legislators about unborn children. They do feel pain.
They do hear and recognize your voice. A fetus has rights too, a right to live. Fifteen years after realizing I had been wrong in thinking a week-old unborn child was not a baby, I learned another huge truth. There is great emotional distance between being forgiven for taking the life of your unborn child, and being healed from it. Forgiven people might sit in a church pew faithfully, and they might walk in a m arch to the capitol steps, and teach their children abortion is wrong…but not without cringing and shame.
In I shared my personal story from the steps of the state capitol as a featured speaker for the annual statewide March for Life. Currently I facilitate the SaveOne Bible studies. I am currently in a class that started on October 6. Talking about our stories publicly is not the goal of our studies. My story sometimes makes me want to crawl under a rug and put duct tape on my mouth. Nevertheless my hesitancy melts as I recall seeing people recover the lives God meant for them to possess.
I am confident God will use this article to encourage others. He never wastes anything. Sheila: What is one thing you would like to tell the world about SaveOne? The resources they produce are scripturally sound and are used in churches of many denominations and traditions. I thought my past would disqualify me for His service, instead it opens doors. I am continually thankful my abortions removed all the rocks of judgement I most likely would have spent a lifetime hurling at others. A little bit more about Pat: Pat views her life as the best is yet to come. He prayed fullness of joy for those who follow him.
Joy is better; it is something nobody can take away from me. I know I am okay with God. My experiences of divorce, abortion, death of loved ones, loss of jobs, embarrassment, are not small things but neither is how God has used them to make me more like him. He has made me unashamed and able to serve others as His representative. Today I spend my days fishing for others who are willing for God to attend their oozing wounds. If your are in Arkansas and would like to contact Pat you can reach her by emailing patd gmail.
Your giving made it possible for us to purchase our headquarters debt free! We know it. This purchase is a total game-changer, and we know God will make great things come from this purchase. HE is the One who made this happen. I have to admit, I never want to see another pick and give board as long as I live…. Many of you have seen on social media the big news in my life. The church my husband and I planted nearly 11 years ago Crossroads has been one of our most cherished parts of ministry.
At the beginning of the year, God spoke to us and let us know our time at Crossroads was coming to an end. We told the church on August 12 th , and our last Sunday as their lead pastor was September 23 rd. This decision was extremely hard and emotional, but we knew it was what God was telling us to do. Both of us are at peace about our decision and expect the Crossroads church to prosper.
We also are sure that SaveOne is about to explode across America and around the world. We are excited about being able to be singly focused as we walk out this next chapter of our lives together. You can reach him at jack saveone. People, SaveOne is on the move! Jump on board and start a chapter today! Contact us for more information; we would love to help you help others in your community. Love you all right up to the moon and back and again…thank you for giving. This is my friend Mary. Through the more than 10 years I have known this woman, she has gone through some pretty major upheavals in her life.
She is one of the strongest women I know. I want the SaveOne audience to know and see her because your life will be better for knowing her. Enjoy my interview with her! Mary : I think about 12 years or maybe even longer. Sheila : Will you tell our readers a little about your story and why you are so passionate about abortion recovery? Mary : At the age of 27, I found myself unmarried and pregnant.
So, alone and in secrecy, I chose abortion. I remember walking into the abortion facility stoned and numb thinking I was doing the right thing for the father, my unborn child and myself. As I walked out the back door, birth control pills in hand, my life was never the same. The painful procedure that took only a few minutes, forever changed my life. Depression and anger soon overtook me and bitterness became my best friend. I drank that poison daily. I began looking for ways to end the turmoil going on inside me and thought regularly of ending my life.
I finally gave my heart to the Lord in Through this time I took working through the study I was able to face myself, and give all my guilt, shame, and anger to the Lord. Soon after this time I discovered SaveOne. I completed the SaveOne study and knew this was the tool God wanted me to use to help others. I just could not believe how differently I felt, knowing, God had a purpose for me. I learned how to accept the Lords forgiveness. As I completed each chapter, it was as if God asked me for my burdens and weights and I gladly gave them to Him.
I traded my shame and guilt for hope and peace. I know I will see my daughter, Charlotte Clearice in heaven, and what a glorious reunion that will be. Sheila : That is a beautiful and remarkable story. Thank you for sharing it. What is one thing you would like to tell the world about SaveOne? She is a living testimony of the goodness that comes when we surrender to God and allow Him to revive the places once thought dead. If you are in her area and would like to connect with Mary or volunteer at Gate, I know she would love to talk with you.
You can reach her at mary. Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend Mary. She really is as brave and wonderful as she seems. His nomination, as much of a lifetime achievement and distinct honor it is, has come with some unbelievable drama. He wrote parts of the papers which led to the impeachment of President Clinton, and also served on the recount team which handed President George W. Bush his presidency. I have also been subjected to a brutal onslaught of seeing his life, his words, his decisions, his family, and his cases get a thorough picking apart and every true expert and self-proclaimed authority has given their opinions.
Quotes like the one below made by Lauren Sandler in the Huffington Post, let me know they have completely gone off the rails, when they discuss the reversal of federally mandating legalized abortion. They seriously want the public to believe, better yet, they think the public is stupid enough to believe that the reversal of Roe will take away the right for women to legally plan their families.
I want to know who these women are who WILL get to legally plan their families? Who are these people? What will they be doing to be legal? Will there be some type of check in station at the gynecologist office? Will the police be waiting at the pharmacy to sell condoms under lock and key? Will we have to submit all forms of birth control to the government?
This is nothing more than a scare tactic that only works when we are ill-informed. We can no longer take the news at face value, or think just because someone is quoted in a national newspaper, they are an expert on the subject. Being informed on the issues is what creates passion, causes activity, and keeps us from being mindless followers. If eventually Roe is overturned, and legal abortion is no longer federally mandated, the only thing that will happen is abortion laws will go back to the hands of each state.
In other words, the law of the land, will literally go back to the states and voters will then be able to decide if they want legal abortion in their state. The overturning of Roe does not mean abortion will instantly be illegal. And it certainly does not mean planning our families will be illegal. From the viewpoint of this writer who chose abortion at 19, the reversal of Roe will be a bright spot in my life, a clear day for America, and an end to an experiment on women that has gone terribly awry.
We are descending the slippery slope and the view is not pretty. We have the opportunity to start back on a footing that brings dignity and LIFE back to the forefront of being protected. Be informed. Do your research. Fight for the good. Please comment below, but keep it civil or you will be promptly deleted. I felt it was important to pass this information along, as there are many who will read these studies and believe them because they were written by educated, professional people.
We have to do our research when it comes to these things. We can no longer accept the news at face value, written with an agenda. Take time to educate yourself and be better for it! Below are links and credible research on these findings. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments! However, there are actually some huge problems in the Turnaway Study which a number of researchers have been talking about for some time, and now David Reardon has published a peer reviewed paper to spell out many of these huge problems.
Anyone who speaks about abortion should understand the problems with the Turnaway data, because when you say that the risk of mental health problems increases after abortion, abortion advocates are likely to counter with one of these studies. This is also important for those dealing with this from the legal perspective. David C. Reardon , Ph. Here is the link to the summary: Click this link.
She had driven from Atlanta, to spend the day learning about SaveOne. We connected immediately. I knew I wanted to know her better, because her heart for others, especially our military community is obvious. She has a generous attitude, and I know as you read her story, you will want to know her too. Enjoy getting to know Jody…. Jody: For a little over two years. Sheila: Will you tell us a little about your abortion story and what God did in your life?
Jody: I became pregnant at 22 years old when I was a newly commissioned Army officer. The circumstances of the conception and the statue of my position at that time made it difficult to see any other option than abortion. I was aided by a peer who thought he was helping me. He had located a doctor in Tucson and drove me the 80 miles to the appointment.
My life changed that day. I met my current husband shortly after that. He was also an Army officer. I told him my story. He was kind and accepting. We married and had three sons. Life got busy as a wife and mother, so I chose to put that abortion in a box and bury that secret as deeply as I possibly could.
However, at times it would try to creep out of the box. I would push it back down. It would seep out of the cracks in the box in the form of anger, rage, sadness, isolation, anxiety, depression, and more. I knew it was time to deal with my past. I prayed for God to guide me through the pain and anguish I was feeling. He never fails us. In , I moved into the job as Director of the ministry. I had been considering a change to our Bible study program.
After some research and advice from Dr. Martha Shuping, I chose to attend a SaveOne leadership training. I brought that back to our volunteer leaders and the transition was made from the old program we were using to SaveOne. Sheila: What is one thing you would like the world to know about SaveOne? Jody: The SaveOne Bible study is gentle, experiential, comfortable, and stress free. It builds upon itself slowly and tenderly. It allows participants a chance to be honest and open about what happened and why. It grants time to reflect on where we were, where we are, and where we are going.
In addition to the Bible study, the SaveOne staff and other Chapter leaders provide a support system where questions and concerns can be addressed and beneficial ideas exchanged. We do not feel alone or isolated in the vineyard. I had to let God put me back together, and when He did, I was most different than I had ever been before. We offer speakers who provide education about post abortion trauma and about the programs we extend to those hurting.
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However, my personal highlight is the opportunity to do outreach to our military, veterans, and their families. When we surrender to Him, He always takes what the enemy meant for evil and turns it to good. If you are in the Atlanta area and would like to join their next SaveOne class, please feel free to contact Jody through her email or website. Many of you who have heard me speak, may remember me telling a story occasionally about a man who contacted the SaveOne office with a bad attitude.
Imagine my surprise when he called several months later and wanted me and my husband to meet him at a local pancake place in Nashville. Well…we went and this was the story I heard…. Mark: Thirty-one years ago in , my girlfriend and I made the horrendous, life changing decision to abort our baby. In and , I was responsible for impregnating three other girls, for a total of 4 aborted children in just 22 months. I was living a double life at the time, youth group leader and counselor by day, Corvette-cruising girl chasing prodigal at night.
In Feb I ended up having a break down which led to me finally relinquishing my secret nightmare. I told my good friend Rob, my wife Jeannie, my pastor, and a local pregnancy center director named Brenda. While doing this was by far the most difficult thing that I had ever done in my entire life, it was also the best thing I ever did. My secret shame could no longer smother my heart, soul, and mind and keep me in bondage. Besides counseling hurting men and women in my office, I also travel the country speaking at pro-life events, pregnancy center banquets, schools, and churches.
I believe it will revolutionize the way people look at abortion and its effect on men. I knew as we talked, this was a man who had received an incredible healing in his life. I felt like I had been handed something extremely intimate; private. He assured me I could take it and if there was anything in it to glean from to help others, then I could be his guest to do so.
I was floored. No one had ever given me back their book, especially when it was completely filled with deep dark secrets from the past. I have used it on multiple occasions to help other men and women who once felt like he did. Mark has always been special to me because I heard so much hurt and pain in his heart, and then got to see the miraculous healing he received when he finally surrendered all the hurt and pain to Jesus.
While all abortion, including my four lost children are certainly not good, God can totally turn things around and work them out for good. Sheila: Where can we find out about booking you to speak, or about your new book coming out? Mark: Review my website markbradleymorrow. Thank you Mark for being open and honest about your past. This is not always easy for men, but we are so grateful for your willingness to join the ranks of Truth Tellers!
Also, if you are in the Erie, PA area and would like counseling please contact Mark to schedule an appointment with him or his wife Jeannie at their private practice. You…gets lost sometimes in the shuffle. You…gets silenced under the weight of a label. You…gets betrayed when the lie is believed more than the truth.
You…gets drowned in the noise of abusers. When abuse happens in the form of sexual, physical, mental, or spiritual you lose a part of yourself, sometimes for many years. You take on an identity that was never meant to be yours. You see yourself through the filter of abuse, instead of who you truly are. As I have worked decades in the field of abortion recovery, I decided to continue my formal education. The deeper I dove into helping men, women, and family members deal with the trauma of abortion, the more past sexual abuse surfaced, and the more I knew I needed to know more. I started realizing, abortion is part of the aftermath of sexual abuse.
For years after someone finished the SaveOne class, I referred people to other counselors, pastors, and churches when I knew they needed to deal with past abuse. But now, through my studies, and through learning more about the effects of trauma on our minds, our identities, and our future, I knew it was time. God was leading me to write another Bible study on this subject. I first taught this study at my church with five of the bravest men and women I have ever known. They came to the confidential class for men and women to deal with past sexual abuse.
I wrote the curriculum each week as we went. At the end of eight weeks we had five of the most beautiful smiling faces. I loved the class. I gave myself a few months break and then I taught the class again, only this time I had eight people attend. Three were men, five were women. They helped me hone the study each week.
They taught me so much. We locked arms at the end of every night and vowed to pray for each other. I was simply there to help them down a very hard pathway. These two classes of people did all the hard work, completely relying on Jesus to heal them and see them through. At the end of both of these classes, I could not have been more proud. They forgave abusers, they got mad at each other and forgave each other, they faced difficult moments, and did not waver in their ability to cling tightly to Jesus through every step.
He revealed the truth and I got to see them be set free. I asked many of these participants to write you a letter about their experience. You will find these letters peppered throughout the book. The people you help will be eternally grateful for your willingness to offer this class. Those who went through the class have had changed lives, better marriages, free hearts, and they found their identity in the One who determines it.
Their identity was no longer found in the abuse or the abuser. These are the moments we dream of, the moments we cherish in ministry. As long as I have known her, she has never been far away from the pulse of the pro-life movement. Esther is one of those faithful. She has worked in many different areas in this movement, always leaving her indelible mark on everything she touches. Esther does exactly that with the people she comes in contact. I hope you enjoy getting to know her as she becomes a SaveOne Truth Teller!
Up until that time, my mother took my sister and me to church, but my Dad always stayed at home. He worked very hard in his business. When I was 18, I started to have sex with my boyfriend. We lived together and got pregnant, but failed to tell my parents. We made plans on paper to get married and have our baby together. He went alone to visit his parents one day, but when he came back he told me to abort. I went along with his plan.
At the abortion facility, I asked about the babies stage of development. They told me to put it behind me and move on. I stuffed my feelings but had extreme anxiety over the sound of the vacuum cleaner, reminiscent of the sound from the abortion machine. For years, triggered by cramps, I had nightmares which woke me up from screaming. One day I remembered Saul in the Bible, who became Paul. I started to believe and receive the forgiveness He offers.
Then a series of events brought me to a Bible-study support group where I could process my emotional pain. I was affirmed in the company of six ladies with shared experiences in a safe and confidential environment.
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