what good writers do
By using different starters, you use variety, a trait of strong writing.
Here are seven ways to start your sentences.
Learning was crucial for the new student. (gerund)
Finishing his art project on time brought Andy great relief.
Smiling, Mom welcomed her guests into our house. (participle)
Jumping from the side of the pool, the young boy was enjoying himself.
To laugh is good for your health. (infinitive)
To win the trophy was the boater’s goal. (infinitive phrase)
In the evening, Shirley and her friends play bridge. (prepositional phrase)
After an hour the cat felt better. (prepositional phrase)
Slowly, the children exited the school bus. (adverb)
Intelligently, these scientists debated the heated topic. (adverb)
Because the weather will be good for surfing, we plan on hitting the beach
tomorrow. (adverb clause)
Although the doctor will not be in this evening, her assistant can see you.
Awed, the circus attendees watched the trapeze artist in action. (adjective)
Bright and curious, the scholarship students performed their experiments.