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Other ways to say…

In writing, we are always looking for original way to say things, but sometimes we tend to use the same phrases over and over again. Below you will find a couple of suggestions to replace some of those worn-out phrases in your writing. But, be careful… don’t just find a new favorite to use, but alternate between what you use in your texts. … on the other hand all the same nonetheless alternatively on the contrary at any rate on the flip side having said that otherwise however that being said in any case that said in contrast then again nevertheless whereas … I don’t like it I dislike it I’m not crazy about it I don’t appreciate that I’m

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Replace ‘Looks/Seems Like’

We are always looking for ways to make our writing stronger, and more dynamic. One thing you can do is to replace ‘looks like’ or ‘seems like’ with other words to change the sentence structure to something more active. Below you will find words you can use. Please consult your dictionary if you are not sure about the proper meaning of the word and whether it will fit your text. adpots hints proposes affects imitates refers announces implies reflects assumes insinuates reiterates betrays mentions represents broadcasts mimes resembles commends mimics resonates communicates mirrors reveals declares mocks reverberates denotes notifies signifies designates offers spoofs divulges parallels steers echoes parodies stimulates emulates parrots suggests exposes poses tells fakes pretends touts feigns proclaims

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Replace ‘Went’ (And ‘Go’ or ‘Walk’)

When you use an editing program it highlights the words you use too much. One of those words is ‘go’ or, in the past tense, ‘went. Below you find a list of words you can use instead of ‘went’. Bonus: you can also use many of them to replace ‘walk’. Please consult your dictionary if you are not sure about the proper meaning of the word and whether it will fit your text. absconded glided proceeded skyrocketed advanced glissaded progressed slid ambled got away promenaded slinked approached got going pulled out slipped ascended got lost pushed ahead slithered barreled got off pushed off slogged beat it groveled pushed on snaked bolted hastened quickened soared boogied hightailed quitted sped bounced hiked

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Replace ‘Said’

In writing dialogue, many writers tend to use the word ‘said’ far too much. There are many different words you can use to replace ‘said’ and to bring some feeling into your writing, for instance: “What a mess!” she said. or “What a mess!” she groaned. The word ‘groaned’ tells you a bit more about the feelings of your character. Below is a list of words you can use to replace ‘said’. Please always consult a dictionary if you don’t know the full meaning of a word! accused cracked interrogated reiterated acknowledged cried interrupted rejoiced acquiesced criticized intimated rejoined added croaked intimidated related addressed cross-examined itemized remarked admitted crowed jeered remembered admonished debated jested reminded advised decided joked repeated advocated

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Replace ‘Very’

Writers know more than enough words to tell a story, but sometimes, you want to make something sound just a bit stronger. Below is a list of words where you can avoid saying ‘very’, but use a different words instead. As always, consult your dictionary if you are not sure about the proper meaning of the word and whether it will fit your text. Avoid ‘very…’ Rather say accurate precise, exact, unimpeachable, perfect, flawless afraid terrified, fearful, alarmed aggresive forceful, overconfident, insistent, hardline amazed astounded, flabbergasted, astonished, shocked angry furious, irate, enraged, incensed, fuming, livid annoying exasperating, frustrating, irritating, anxious furious, irate, enraged, incensed, fuming, livid aware conscious, savvy, apprised, mindful, cognizant bad awful, deplorable, appalling, rotten, miserable, atrocious basic

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Replace ‘Bad’

The words below are not synonyms for the word ‘bad’, but simply other ways to say ‘bad’. Please check your dictionary to make sure he word you want to use in place of bad, says what you want it to say! abhorrent foul obscene abject galling odious abominable ghastly offensive annoying grievous pejorative appaling hateful repellent atrocious harmful reprehensible awful heinous reprobate barbaric hellish repugnant base hideous repulsive beastly horrendous revolting brutal horrible rotten calamitous horrid ruinous contemptible horrific scandalous cursed horrifying shocking degenerate icky sickening deleterious ignoble sinful despicable ignominious sinister detestable immoral sordid detrimental inclement swinish diabolical infamous terrible dire infernal treacherous disagreeable iniquitous unpalatable disheartening injurious unpleasant disgusting loathsome unworthy dismaying lousy vexatious displeasing malevolent vicious distasteful

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