One of my work in progress is called Baby Blues. It is book two to my Second Chance Series. I just got it back from my editor a couple of days and came across a comment she had made on the word "relucted." I had used describing Eric's unwillingness for her to work. The other forms of the word are reluctance (N) and reluctant (Adj) Even reluctantly is an adverb, but I wanted to stay away from "ly" words as much as possible. Her comment was "I'm not sure I would use that word." Well, I relucted to change. You see as much as I thought reluctance could have a verb like the word adverse, aversion, or adversely, why couldn't reluctance come in verb form? It actually means to show reluctance https://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/relucted.html. So how about I write Eric already showed reluctance? I would just have to add another word. and also "ance" I'm very reluctant to do so, but according to my friends on Facebook they all say it is not a word. I even looked it up in my dictionary and it agrees with them. You are my readers and if you came across that word in my story, and you go "huh"?, I better change it.
In a comment below, name a word that doesn't have a verb form and just fun turn it into a verb. I bet you can come up with one. Give it a try!
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