Feel free to take liberties when you rewrite these sentences. Vary word-choice and sentence-structure at will; add new elements (such as the metaphor in #5 of Example 1) if appropriate.
1.1. Active Verbs Drill
Rewrite the following sentence in five ways, using active verbs.
The life led by Jane Eyre was one of misery.
1. Jane Eyre led a miserable life.
2. Jane Eyre dragged on a miserable existence.
3. Jane Eyre lived wretchedly.
4. In her life, Jane Eyre experienced much suffering.
5. Misery threatened Jane Eyre wherever she went.
1.10.3. Word Order Drill
Rewrite the following sentence in the five ways outlined below.
A bunch of daisies lay in the field.
1. Natural word order
2. Natural word order
3. Inverted word order
4. Mixed word order
5. Mixed word order
1. A fistful of plucked daisies littered the field.
2. Several abandoned daisies sprinkled the plain with white petals.
3. In the heart of the green field lay a bouquet of daisies.
4. At the center of the field, cut daisies lay in a heap.
5. In the heart of the meadow where someone had thrown them, the wilting daisies covered a square foot of grass.