This lesson shows students how to fine-tune their writing by eliminating the empty subjects "it" and "there." Students are provided with a thorough explanation of what empty subjects are and how they function in writing, and then are given multiple examples that show the advantages of eliminating them from sentences. Also discussed are the desirable functions of "it" as a pronoun and "there" as an adverb. The lesson includes four methods students can use to eliminate expletives, and it ends with a practice for students to do just that.
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