Choosing and using verbs
AbstractChoosing precise, vivid verbs improves the clarity and enhances the style of medical
writing. Ideally, writers should use precise, vivid verbs in medical writing and other genres.
Moreover, employing active voice or passive voice has important implications for meaning
as well as style. Editing techniques such as analyzing the use of the verb “to be,” phrasal
verbs, and passive voice and learning field-specific vocabulary help medical writers to use
verbs effectively in their writing.
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