Using Concrete Words: Paragraph Assignment
March 18, 1999
improves when you become more concrete and specific. Concrete terms are
appealing to our five senses. More specific terms help readers
understand the writing better.
Examples of concrete and
Instead of "city" use the more specific,
Instead of "close" say the more
specific, "two meters."
Instead of "colourful" say the more
concrete, "yellow with pink dots."
Instead of "noisy" say the more
concrete, "roar of a lawn mower."
Describe your favourite outdoor location. It can be any place such as,
a beach, a park, or a mountain. Be as specific and concrete as you can
in this paragraph. Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and
please double space your writing.
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