Using Descriptive Language

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Using Descriptive LanguageDirections: Rewrite each of the following “telling” sentences as “showing” sentences. Choose the sense that you
think works best with the story: sight, sound, smell, taste or touch. Then write a new sentence using that sense.


It was very cold outside as Marshall and Jenny stood in line for tickets.


Food always tastes good at the movies.


The movie theatre was very dark.


Marshall thought the people around him were too noisy.
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