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Well chosen words especially verbs will enhance
your writing. Consider this sentence: The petite woman walks in the
park. If you change the verb “walks” to “ambles”, you will create a
more vivid image of the woman. However, if you use one of these verbs
instead—strides, stumbles, limps, races, or jogs—you will see a
completely different picture.
We often rely on familiar verbs, but we shouldn’t.
Your writing will be stronger if you think carefully about what you
want to say and choose your verbs accordingly.
Try the quizzes below to
practice this skill.
Verbs Challenge Quiz
Tenses Practice Quiz