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200 Ways to Say “Went”

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A few weeks ago, I created a graphic poster that listed 100 ways to say “said.” It was quite a hit. But there are plenty of words that young writers settle for, perhaps because they are unaware of the many alternatives.

I doubt there’s another action verb blander than go or it’s past form, went. It seemed to me that there are numerous better, more vivid alternatives, so I started brainstorming. Before long, I not only passed 100, but made it all the way to 200. In fact, I’ve thought of more since, but you have to draw the line somewhere.

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Learning Is the Thing for You

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The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails…

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Homeschool vs Public School Statistics Infographic

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I realize that not all WriteAtHome students, and certainly not all of our regular blog visitors, are homeschoolers, but the …

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Infographic: Left Brain vs. Right Brain

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Knowing your inclination — right brain or left brain — is helpful for writers. I have always argued that writing necessarily involves both halves. We need the creative and artistic right brain and logical, precise left brain to do almost any kind of writing well.

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