There was a storm.
It started to blow
The wind started to blow.
It blew harder.
It blew harder and harder.
It started to rain.
It rained heavily.
It rained more and more heavily.
The wind blew harder and the rain fell more heavily.
The man stayed inside his house.
He was safe inside his house.
It was windy outside but the man was safe inside his house.
The cow stayed inside the barn.
It was windy outside but the cow was safe inside the barn.
The chickens stayed inside the chicken coop.
It was windy outside but the chickens were safe inside the chicken coop.
They were all safe.
The man was safe.
The cow was safe.
The chickens were safe.
They were not
They were not in any danger.
The wind grew stronger.
The wind grew stronger and the rain fell more heavily.
The cow was afraid.
The chickens were afraid.
The man was a little afraid.
The man grew frightened.
It blew and he grew
It blew and it shook
The wind blew stronger and the barn shook.
The cow was frightened.
The Wind and the Chicken Coop
It grew and it shook
The wind grew stronger and the chicken coop shook.
The chickens were frightened.
He was and it was and they were
The man and the cow and the chickens were all frightened.
It blew ..away
Suddenly the wind blew the chicken coop away.
It blew the chicken coop away and it killed the chickens.
They were all dead.
The chickens were all dead.
The man stayed inside.
He was safe inside but he was very frightened.
It blew … over
Next the wind blew the barn over.
It blew harder and harder and it blew the barn over.
It fell down and it killed
The barn fell down and it killed the cow.
The cow was dead.
The man was safe inside the house was but he was very very scared.
It picked up
The wind picked up more.
It blew stronger and stronger and stronger.
The man huddled inside the house.
The Dead Cow
The cow lay outside.
It was dead.
The Dead Chickens
The chickens lay outside.
They were dead.
It continued to pick up
The wind continued to pick up.
He was absolutely terrified.
He shook with fear.
Suddenly the wind blew the roof off the house.
It blew the roof off the house and it blew the walls down.
The man lay on the ground.
He lay on the floor.
He lay on the floor and he listened to the roar of the wind.
The rain fell on his body and he got wet.
He was cold and tired and wet and terrified.
He was cold and wet and terrified and his cow was dead and his chickens were dead.
It was awful.
He was scared.
He was afraid.
He was frightened.
He was terrified
Passive and Active Voice
In grammar you can interpret:
He was frightened
as “be verb” plus adjective OR Passive Voice. The forms are the same.
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