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Quill PenTips for Writers by Brad

December 7, 2003

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Strong Verbs: Intensifying Meaning

Use active, strong verbs in your writing.

Rather than say, "He walked home," use a strong verb to show his feelings: "He shuffled home" or "He skipped home" or "He staggered home."

Check your dictionary and note how each verb changes the sentence's meaning.

 

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