Sentence Polishing Room
Avoid the Noid

Polish the sentence!

It is playing a banjo.

Sentences with an "ing" verb MUST have a helping verb like "is".  Think about the "ing" on the end of "playing" as a tick!  Imagine that the helping verb is the doctor.  (Of course, if you have a tick, you NEED a doctor!)  If you pinch the tick out of your sentence, you no longer  need the doctor and your sentence is simpler, more direct.

It play a banjo??? That doesn't sound right!

Sometimes, when you remove the tick, it leaves a sore and needs salve!

It plays a banjo.

Great job!


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