Why I Love Verbs

I Love Verbs – I really do. They’re strong, dynamic, action words compared to nouns, which are static things with no power or energy.

Another habit you carried over from those 500 word essay days in high school – noun phrases. Take a simple verb like ‘decide’ and turn it into a noun phrase like ‘…reach a decision …’. Then, add ‘ … in the process of reaching a decision … ‘ to get six more words and the naive assumption that it sounds more important. Bad idea. It just sounds more wordy.

Go back to the root verb and stay with it. So, do you like verbs more than nouns?  Let me know when you reach a decision … ummm, I mean … decide.