A quick way to make news bulletins sound more ‘lively’ is to tweak sentences starting with ‘There were’ or ‘there was’.
There were celebrations today after hundreds of volunteers helped find a missing girl.
I encourage you to tweak for two reasons.
- You can ‘release the verb’ in there were celebrations. ‘Releasing the verb’ usually makes the writing shorter, snappier, and more active.
- There WERE sounds ‘past. If appropriate and accurate, ask yourself if the action is still going on. …
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