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SAY WHAT YOU MEAN TO SAY Word Choice
Quick Refresh Revision Strategies One Use Sentence Patterns Two Details Revision Strategies help us clarify our writing. Revision Strategies are beneficial not only when revising, but also while drafting.
Did that connect to our next Revision Strategy? Umm… Yeah. Word Choice
What does Word Choice Mean How do I make my individual word choices… Good? Radical? Spectacular? Focus on three types of Words Adjectives Use words that have the right connotations Verbs Use verbs that give us information Try to avoid “Is” and “Are” Nouns Use specific nouns Dog vs. Dalmatian
For Example Weak Words I almost forgot to get snacks for my Grammy Party, so I went to the store to buy chips and salsa. I like Adele, and am happy she won 6 awards. What’s the grammar error in this sentence? Strong Words I almost forgot to purchase snacks for my Grammy Party, so I hurried to the store to buy chips and salsa. I adore Adele and am ecstatic that she won 6 Grammys.
What’s a Synonym? Wait… What? Words may have similar denotations Dictionary Definitions Connotations are vary and are significant The feeling of a word. If I want to say Lyle “traveled by foot” I could use: Walk, Hike, March, Parade, Perambulate, Promenade, Ramble, Saunter, Schlepp, Stride, Stroll, Traipse, Etc. There is no such thing as a synonym
For Practice Phil went to the store. Rewrite the sentence to make Phil seem… 1.Very happy… 2.In a hurry… 3.Distracted… 4.Worried… 5.Terrified… 6.As if he might be a thief on the run… 7.As if he might be headed to a Gatsby-esque party… Underline your Verbs, Adjectives, and Nouns.